He comes from a family of Reds - but Royals striker Adam Le Fondre wants to grab the winning goal against his boyhood club and continue his personal 'fairytale'.
The frontman is confident that the Royals can cause problems for Sir Alex Ferguson's traveling United side - and simply can't wait for what will be a great personal occasion for Alfie.
"It was one of the first fixtures I looked at when they came out - as well as the one at Old Trafford," ALF admitted. "I was always looking forward to this game - it's going to be a great occasion for me personally and my family as well.
"My dad used to go a lot and he took me us watch United when me and my brother were younger - and he used to manage our teams so our weekends were always full up!
"It's almost like a fairytale to think about how far I've come and what I've achieved in a short space of time - but I've got to work hard to keep it going."
Reflecting on the Royals recent form, Le Fondre rued a couple of missed opportunities as the Royals lost late on to both Aston Villa and Wigan - but Alfie rightly drew encouragement from the fact that Brian McDermott's men are creating plenty of chances in the Premier League.
"I'm disappointed with the chances I missed against Villa and against Wigan I probably should have scored too. In the Premier League you've got to take those chances - but we'd be a lot more worried if we couldn't create those chances.
"People said I wouldn't get any chances in this league considering my background and the fact I came from League Two. I think I've found that chances come thick and fast, especially when I've started so I don't think it'll be a problem."
Only once this season have the Royals been defeated at the Madejski Stadium - and Alfie emphasised the fact that the Royals are hard to beat at home, and says he hopes to be the man who seals all three points against the Red Devils.
"If we play to our full potential and implement our game plan on United then they'll struggle against us. If we get right in their faces and stop them playing like we did against Everton in the second half, they'll have a real problem.
"All the pressure will be on United to come to the Madejski Stadium and win. It's such a tough place to come to so it will be difficult for them - hopefully I can score the winning goal."