Rio Ferdinand believes the right blend of youth and experience is crucial as United head to Liverpool without several elder statesmen who were at the club last term.
"It is just another part of the youngsters' learning curve. It is great for these young guys to be able to go to Anfield with Manchester United, to feel the environment and atmosphere that is put in front of you. To become top players, you have to be able to adapt and apply yourself in different environments. This is a hostile place, but one there is no better place to win at as a United player. Our manager is the best in the business at mixing youth and experience. If he feels we need youth and experience mixed in, then great. Experience is valuable, so is youth. The mixture will be vital.
"I would say it's the biggest game for the players. We have played a couple of the teams who are normally around us in the league at home, but this is away. Regardless of what part of the season it is, going to Anfield is always huge for us. It's a game we look forward to and one I'm sure the fans are really excited about."