The 25-year-old's only experience of playing against Drogba came in the 2009 Champions League semi-final and he revealed he was considering consulting former United team-mate Rio Ferdinand about dealing with the Ivory Coast star.
"Rio sent me a text message and wanted to talk to me today," he said.
"Maybe that's what he wants to talk about. We could talk about Drogba.
"He's one of the best forwards I've ever seen.
"It'll be a very hard duel if I'm in the starting XI."