Paul Merson states his prediction for Leicester v Man United
Paul Merson is tipping Leicester City to hold Manchester United to a 2-2 draw in the Premier League on Saturday
Paul Merson is tipping Leicester City to hold Manchester United to a 2-2 draw in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
The Red Devils travel to the King Power Stadium knowing that a victory would move them to the top of the Premier League table.
United secured a 2-1 win over Watford in their most recent top-flight outing last weekend but were held to a goalless draw by PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Leicester are flying high at the top of the Premier League table and are currently two points clear after 13 games of the season.
And former Arsenal star Merson feels that United will have their work cut out as they try to secure the three points against Claudio Ranieri’s men.
Merson told Sky Sports: “Which United are we watching? The one we saw against Watford, who dig in, or the one we saw against PSV on Wednesday, the team that bore you to death.
“They do have a bit of belly about them, United. Arsenal and Man City didn’t play well last week and lost, but United kept going and churned out a result.
“Will they play on the halfway line with Vardy’s pace? This is either going to be a cracker or a boring 1-0 Manchester United win. I’ll go for the cracker.
“I’ve watched Leicester a lot this season and they play one way, with pace. If United don’t win this, I think it’s a step backwards for them.”
United finished fourth in Louis van Gaal’s first season in charge at Old Trafford and have been tipped by many to challenge for the Premier League title this season.