Stoke manager Tony Pulis is looking forward to locking horns with Manchester United at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday.
Pulis is desperate for a win after seeing his side slip to within three points of the Premier League relegation zone, but he is aware that Sir Alex Ferguson's team will be keen to bounce back from Monday's 2-1 home defeat to Manchester City.
He said: "It's a game that we are looking forward to. This is why you want to be in the Premier League. We have given them good games here before.
"They have just lost against City, and I'm sure Fergie will have been at them this week. It will be incredibly tough for us.
"I accept that in life and in football, you have good times and bad times. It's how you deal with it that is important. Hopefully, with the background I have had, I will be able to see this through. It is a great challenge.
"You get no grace for what you have achieved, people look at what you are doing now, and what we are doing now isn't what we have done...