Celtic's boss has opened up ahead of a vital few matches for his side.
The two clubs go head-to-head at Tannadice on Sunday with the games coming thick and fast for the Bhoys, but they will be grateful to have an early chance to put the recent defeat to St Johnstone behind them.
Celtic remain in three competitions, and were only recently eliminated from the Europa League, and Deila has been talking about the number of matches his side has had to play in quick succession.
“It’s a learning process,” he said. “I don’t think there are any other teams in Europe that have as many games to play as we have.
“We have been in four tournaments and if you are succesful, part of it is that you have to play so many games.”
After their latest clash with Dundee United, Celtic will then turn their attentions to the Scottish League Cup final against the very same opponents, but that is part of what being a succesful club is all about – managing your side and ensuring each fixture is approached following the best possible preparation.
As Deila said, it is something he is learning as he goes along, but despite the considerable amount of fixtures, there is no reason to suggest Celtic cannot end the season with a trophy or three.