George Baldock believes United's 'risk and reward' approach to the Championship this season has been a major factor in a successful season to date.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's trip to Suffolk to face Mick McCarthy's Ipswich Town, the wing-back acknowledged the open and attacking brand of football Chris Wilder plays makes for a number of entertaining matches.
The 25-year-old remarked: "We've improved allot defensively in recent weeks, we've worked hard as a unit with Knilly.
"The goals we conceded at Fulham were well worked goals, but when the gaffer is asking us to overload in attack like we do, the reason I wanted to be here and the fans love watching us, then it does leave us open at back.
"We've conceded a few at times, more generally scored more and won games, so it's what we get the plaudits for, it's very much risk and reward and we're very forward thinking."
Baldock added: "We've beaten them twice already this season, but Saturday will be a really tough game. They've got some quality players and they are probably better know than they were in October and January.
"But we go to Portman Road for of confidence, they are all big games now with it being the business end of the season and it's very much game on."