Liverpool striker Luis Suarez insists he is no diver and is relishing the physical battle of playing in the Premier League.
Suarez has enjoyed a mesmerising impact in English football since joining Liverpool from Ajax during the January transfer window.
However, the quick-footed forward has also been forced to contend with claims that he occasionally indulges in theatrics in order to win free-kicks.
The Uruguayan has dismissed such a suggestion and believes hard work is behind his ability to torment opposition defences.
"I don't trick anybody," Suarez is quoted by The Sun. "I have never been a diver, only a forward who receives so many fouls.
"The Premier League is more exciting than anywhere else I have played and it's always a battle because it is so physical.
"But there is no secret behind my ability to control the ball. It's all down to hard work and forever trying to break defences down."
Meanwhile, Suarez is looking forward to Saturday's showdown with Manchester United after terrorising the Premier League champions in last season's corresponding fixture at Anfield.
He added: "I came here for matches like this. United have a terrific front-line but the key to victory will be how we play ourselves.
"Liverpool can beat anyone in the Premier League and especially at Anfield. So it's very possible to repeat the experience of last season and enjoy ourselves against United. If we maintain our best level we will win.
"Andy Carroll is the perfect companion for me and now we are used to each other the goals have arrived. We are a big danger and can send any rival defender mad."