United have conceded 24 goals in 17 league games and let in 12 more in the Champions League and Capital One Cup.
"First of all, you have to defend well and not too deep," said Laudrup. "But, when you have the ball, you have to dare to play because they have conceded a lot of goals.
"They have let in a few less in some of their recent games.
"But there were three goals at Reading, three here, two there... they have even conceded a few at home. It is a team with a lot of quality, especially in midfield and going forward.
"But it is also a team that concedes a lot of goals. It certainly gives you encouragement."