That the very idea is under discussion says as much about Hull's impressive start to the season as it does about United's troubled transition to life under David Moyes.
The Tigers go into the weekend in eighth place with 10 points from six matches, three points and four spots better than the reigning champions.
"I said last week when I was being interviewed and someone asked 'what's it like to be above Manchester United?' that I'd streak around the KC if we finish above them, but ultimately that's how ridiculous it is at the moment," Davies said.
"I'm not sure I'd get away with it, I might get arrested on way round. It's one of those things that's a bit tongue in cheek, but if we actually did finish above them I guess I'd have to do it.
"We're six games into the season so being above Manchester United is nothing. We've got our own personal table to work towards and as long as we're top of that table that's all that matters."
He will lead the side out against former club Aston Villa on Saturday and although his time there ended in disappointment, he does not approach the match with a point to prove.
"I'm just a Hull City player playing another team," he said.
"It would have been different if I'd played against them soon after leaving because there would have been a few team-mates and things like that but it's a totally different regime to when I was there"