Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Man United v Sheffield Utd

Mark Lawrenson tips Manchester United to seal a comfortable win over Sheffield United on Saturday

Mark Lawrenson is expecting Manchester United to ease into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a routine victory over Sheffield United on Saturday evening.

The Red Devils host the Blades at Old Trafford looking to build on their 2-1 win over Swansea City in the Premier League last weekend.

Louis van Gaal’s side have been struggling to produce consistent performances in recent weeks and their victory over the Swans was their first win in eight attempts in all competitions.

However, former Liverpool man Lawrenson is fully expecting to see United notch up a comfortable victory in front of their home fans on Saturday.

Lawrenson told BBC Sport: “Sheffield United will take more than 8,500 fans to Old Trafford and those supporters should enjoy a great day out, as well as it being a big payday for the club.

“The Blades have stuttered a little bit in League One this season – I thought they would be doing far better with the amount of goals in their team – and are outside the play-off places.

“Can they upset Manchester United? No. Louis van Gaal’s side have started to look a lot better in their past two games and I am expecting a pretty routine victory.”

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United are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table and three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur after 20 games.

The Red Devils were dumped out of the Champions League at the group stage last month after a 3-2 loss to Wolfsburg.

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