Cowdenbeath manager Billy Brown is looking for his players to continue their footballing education in their second visit to Tannadice this season.
The Blue Brazil lost 4-1 to Ray McKinnon’s side in the Betfred Cup in July but Brown has told his players to go out and enjoy facing the Championship leaders.
He said: “We have a young team and they are learning in every game just now.
“Facing Dundee United will be another step forward in their education as it will highlight what they have learned from the first game.
“I cannot ask anymore from them in terms of how they apply themselves and we were delighted to get a win over an experienced Edinburgh City side on Saturday.
“They had Craig Thomson, who was at Hearts, Josh Walker who played for Aberdeen and Middlesbrough, as well as Marc Laird who featured for Millwall.
“Our youngsters did well against them and all I can ask them to do is to put in the same shift at Tannadice.”