He was a player in the last Dundee side to win at Tannadice but Steven Robb is hoping it will be the men in tangerine who triumph this Sunday.
It was away back on the 15th of August, 2004 that the Dark Blues won 2-1 at the home of their local rivals thanks to two goals from Steve Lovell and John Sutton, with Alan Archibald netting a late consolation counter for the home side.
Since that day, Dundee have tried and failed seven times to win again “over the road” and this coming Sunday, they will face a United side fighting for their Premiership lives.
And Robb, who grew up supporting the Tangerines, is in no doubt that it is a must-win game for Mixu Paatelainen’s men.
The 34-year-old who left Dens in 2006 to join United, said: “It seems incredible that the last time Dundee won at Tannadice was away back in 2004.
“To be fair, we had a good record against them in previous games and it was not a surprise result at the time.
“The matches against United were usually close but we enjoyed a few wins at that time. We always seemed to do well at Tannadice, which was great as they had a very strong first team with the likes of Derek McInnes and Barry Robson in it.
“One of the Dundee lads actually put the goals up on Facebook the other day and it was good to watch them again.
“To be honest, it is so long ago I don’t remember much about the game.
Robb added: “What I do remember is the togetherness of the squad at that time.
“We had gone through the trauma of administration in 2003 which had brought us closer and I am still friends with many players from that team such as Callum MacDonald.
“I grew up as a United fan but I had been at Dundee since I was 14 and a few of us came up through the ranks together.
“Funnily enough, my eight-year-old son Owen is a Dundee fan because his grandad is one but I am hoping to go to the game on Sunday and see a United victory.
“With the situation Mixu’s team is in at the moment, it really is a must-win derby.
“United simply have to pick up points and hope that Kilmarnock go into free-fall.”