Nigel Clough is looking forward to renewing rivalries with Paul Dickov and a couple of former players when the Blades make the short trip to Doncaster on Saturday.
Clough and Dickov, former team-mates at Manchester City in their playing days, go head-to-head on at the weekend, with the Rovers boss having two players in his ranks that are well know to the Blades management team.
On his relationship with Dickov, the United manager said: "I was team-mates with Paul many, many years ago, then he came on-loan to us at Derby, we also were on the same coaching course too in the summer, so there is a good association between us.
"We have kept in touch over the years, so it will be nice to see him, hopefully we will have taken all three points though!
"Having worked with Nathan Tyson and Theo Robinson at Derby we are fully aware of the threats that they could pose on the day too."
Looking ahead to the fixture, Clough wants to see a positive response from his players, having lost last time they were in Sky Bet League One action.
The Gaffer, who believes Dickov deserves credit for where Rovers find themselves at present, added:
"It is a very important game for us, it is another derby clash, we lost the last one against Barnsley and that saw us slip outside the top six, our immediate aim is to get straight back in there.
"It has been extremely difficult for Paul and Doncaster, the takeover throughout the summer when we were together was on one day, off the next, so in the circumstances given everything he has had to handle I think he is doing a very good job."