LONDON: Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas insists they will go all out to try to earn maximum points at Manchester United for the first time since 1989 at Old Trafford on Sunday (12.30am).
The former Chelsea boss attempted to take the game to Alex Ferguson last season and left empty-handed as the Blues were beaten 3-1 having conceded three goals before half time.
Villas-Boas has not been put off by the experience, however, and has declared he will stick to his principles on Saturday.
"That an attacking style is the way I like my teams to play," said the Portuguese.
"We obviously know that it is extremely difficult there, but that doesn't mean that you might not be given a chance when you play that way.
"In the end it's about taking your opportunities. Had Chelsea scored then maybe the result would have been different, so to try to get a result against United will be excellent for us."
Villas-Boas has embarked on a six-match unbeaten run with Spurs after suffering an opening-day defeat against Newcastle and hopes that a victory over the Red Devils may prove even more valuable given that top-four rivals Arsenal and Chelsea are set to meet in an earlier matrch.
"It would make us very proud to go there and get a win that would shorten the distance to the top," he said.
"That would hopefully help us profit in some way from the clash between Arsenal and Chelsea.
"We can't run away from our responsibilities. The statistics are there. We hope to break them one day and hopefully it will be on Saturday (Sunday)."