Paul Merson sends warning to Man United ahead of Crystal Palace

The Arsenal legend is tipping Manchester United to beat Crystal Palace by four goals on Saturday

Man United midfielder Jose Mourinho Photo: Uefa handout

Paul Merson is tipping Manchester United to beat Crystal Palace 4-0 at Old Trafford – as long as Jose Mourinho’s side have their “game heads on”.

The Red Devils have already won 4-0 against West Ham United, Swansea City and Everton in the 2017-18 Premier League campaign so far.

Manchester United have scored 17 times and have kept five clean sheets in a brilliant start to the season under Mourinho.

Mourinho’s men are level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table ahead of the visit of Palace.

Manchester United have the chance to hoist themselves above the Citizens with a win against the Eagles before Pep Guardiola’s side take on defending champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Roy Hodgson’s Palace side lost 5-0 to the Premier League leaders at the Etihad Stadium last weekend which should give Manchester United confidence ahead of Saturday’s clash.

However, former Arsenal midfielder Merson warned Manchester United that there was no room for complacency despite facing the Premier League’s basement club.

“Palace are going to get a good hiding – 4-0 to Manchester United. I can’t see anything for Palace in this game,” Merson told Sky Sports News on Friday.

“If you could write this game off, you’d write it off. I expect Man United to win but it’s all about them having their game heads on.

“If they start the way they’ve been starting, it shouldn’t be a problem.”

Manchester United signed Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season.

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