Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Man United v Everton

Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to get back to winning ways in the Premier League by beating Everton on Sunday

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Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to get back to winning ways in the Premier League by beating Everton 2-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils head into the game looking to bounce back from their 2-2 draw against Stoke City in the top flight last week as they dropped their first Premier League points of the season.

Manchester United did managed to claim a victory in midweek as they recorded a 3-0 triumph over Swiss side Basel in their Champions League group opener on Tuesday night.

Wayne Rooney could be set to line up against his former club for the first time since his transfer back to Everton from Manchester United in the summer window.

And former Liverpool man Lawrenson is tipping the Red Devils to claim all three points against the Toffees at Old Trafford this weekend.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “I am sure Everton forward Wayne Rooney will get a warm reception on his return to Old Trafford, but I don’t see him having much to smile about in terms of the result.

“Even without the injured Paul Pogba, I think Manchester United will be too strong for Everton – United have such a strong squad to call upon.

“Everton were poor at the back against Tottenham but the bigger issue for me is their lack of goal threat. United will find a way through, while I don’t think Everton will.”

Manchester United are aiming to challenge for the Premier League title this season after their disappointing sixth-placed finish last term.

The Red Devils are currently top of the Premier League table on goal difference as they look to try and win the title for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement back in 2013.

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