Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Burnley v Man United

Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Manchester United's Premier League trip to Burnley on Sunday afternoon

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: Hublot

Mark Lawrenson is tipping Manchester United to drop points in the race for a top-four finish by being held to a 1-1 draw at Burnley on Sunday.

The Red Devils head into the Premier League clash on the back of their impressive 2-0 win over Chelsea at Old Trafford last weekend.

Jose Mourinho also watched his side book their place in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday night thanks to a 2-1 extra-time win over Anderlecht at Old Trafford.

Manchester United are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table heading into this weekend’s round of games.

However, former Liverpool star Lawrenson is tipping the Red Devils to drop points in the race for Champions League qualification against Burnley on Sunday.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “We all know about Burnley’s home record, and this is a tough one for Manchester United straight after their Europa League tie against Anderlecht.

“Burnley did pretty well for an hour against Everton last week but then things went wrong in the last 20 minutes.

“United boss Jose Mourinho got everything right against Chelsea and I always feel he finds it easier to get a positive result when he has to work out how to stop another top team.

“He can come up with a plan to stop that sort of opposition from winning a game but he cannot necessarily come up with a plan to win a game when the opposition are trying to stop him.

“I am going to go for a draw here.”

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Manchester United finished fifth and won the FA Cup last season before Mourinho was brought in as Louis van Gaal’s permanent successor back in May of last year.

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