Defender Robert Huth believes Stoke City could be set to face Manchester United at a bad time, following their FA Cup exit at Liverpool on Saturday.
Speaking to BBC Radio Stoke, Germany international Huth joked: "That's brilliant news for us that they lost.
"You know what they're like when they lose - they come back even stronger."
The Potters go to Old Trafford on Tuesday, having lost on all three previous visits since winning promotion to the Premier League in 2008.
Stoke's last victory at Manchester United came in April 1976, when Alan Bloor scored the only goal in a 1-0 win.
Peter Crouch's first goal for the club was enough for Tony Pulis's side to earn a 1-1 draw against United at the Britannia Stadium in September, and Huth believes it is possible that they can repeat the feat on Tuesday.
"In any given game, someone can get sent off, you can get a penalty, so of course we've got a chance," said Huth, who scored in Saturday's FA Cup win at Championship side Derby County.
"It's a massive game for us. I don't think I've ever got anything from there so it will be great if we can perform and get a point or even win.
"We're looking forward to it but we know it's going to be a really tough game."
BBC Radio Stoke will have full match commentary of Manchester United v Stoke City on 94.6FM from 1900 GMT on Tuesday, 31 January.