Danny Higginbotham states his prediction for Man United v Crystal Palace

The ex Man United defender is backing Jose Mourinho's side to make light work of Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Danny Higginbotham is backing Manchester United to beat Crystal Palace “very, very comfortably” at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils will return to Premier League action this weekend in search of a sixth win in seven fixtures in the 2017-18 campaign.

Manchester United will be looking to steal a march on Manchester City ahead of the Citizens’ clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

The 20-time English champions have already scored 17 times and have only conceded two goals in what has been an emphatic start to the season.

Crystal Palace lost 5-0 at Manchester United’s bitter rivals Manchester City last weekend as the Eagles remain without a point in the Premier League this season.

Former Manchester United defender Higginbotham is tipping the Red Devils to make light work of Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

“The one thing is that when it’s nil-nil, it’s OK [for Crystal Palace]. But the minute Palace concede a goal, because they’re not scoring many goals, they think the game’s over,” Higginbotham told Sky Sports News on Friday morning.

“They’ve got to try and defend well but I think Manchester United are going to win this game very very comfortably.”

The Red Devils were 4-1 winners against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday night to continue their fine start to the season in all competitions.

Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season but the additions of Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic have transformed the Red Devils into genuine title contenders.

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