Darren Fletcher has blasted claims by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger that he is a 'dirty player'.
The Scottish international's approach to the game was questioned by Wenger after United's win over the Gunners last season, but his comments have been venomously rejected by the player.
United face Arsenal again at Old Trafford on Monday night and Fletcher has no intention of changing his combative style as a result of the Frenchman's past remarks about him.
"Things are said in the heat of the moment and I would rather not dwell on it," said Fletcher.
"I don't think I'm a dirty player, I know I'm not a dirty player.
"I go to win the ball and sometimes you give away fouls doing that, but it's not malicious. It's all part of the British game.
"The referees here use a lot of common sense and they know when players are generally trying to win the ball and those going out to hurt people."