Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Man United v Watford

Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Manchester United's clash with Watford in the Premier League on Saturday

Mark Lawrenson is tipping Manchester United to make it back to back wins in the Premier League by beating Watford 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The Red Devils head into the game on the back of their impressive 3-0 win over Leicester City last weekend as Jose Mourinho looks to steer the Red Devils back into the top four in the Premier League.

Manchester United are currently sixth in the table and 14 points behind leaders Chelsea as they look to claw their way back into contention in the race for Champions League qualification.

The Red Devils are the heavy favourites to take all three points when they host the Hornets on Saturday afternoon, and former Liverpool man Lawrenson is not tipping Manchester United to have any problems against Watford.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “Watford have taken eight points from their past four matches and that upturn in form has ended talk of them being dragged into the relegation battle.

“The Hornets will go to Old Trafford full of confidence that they can make life difficult for Manchester United too. I am not so sure that will be the case, however.

“United have had problems breaking defences down at home before but I don’t think that is a particular strength of Watford’s.

“Jose Mourinho’s side lost 3-1 at Vicarage Road in September, which was one of the low points of their season, but I can see them getting their own back here.”

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Manchester United finished fifth and won the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal before Jose Mourinho’s appointment at Old Trafford back in May.

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