Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Stoke v Man United

Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Manchester United's Premier League clash with Stoke City on Saturday

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to continue their strong start to the new Premier League season by beating Stoke City 2-0 on Saturday.

The Red Devils have made a flying start to the new campaign after having secured victories over West Ham, Swansea and Leicester in their opening three games.

Jose Mourinho’s men have scored 10 goals without reply to leave them top of the Premier League table heading into this weekend’s round of games.

And former Liverpool man Lawrenson is tipping the Red Devils to continue their fine form by securing a 2-0 victory at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday.

Lawrenson wrote in his column for BBC Sport: “Manchester United have not won at Stoke in four league visits since Sir Alex Ferguson left as manager in 2013, but I think they are well equipped to put that poor record right on Saturday.

“United boss Jose Mourinho has played down their 100 per cent winning start but I have been impressed with their performances as well as their results.

“Stoke showed how difficult they are at home when they beat Arsenal, but United will put up far more of a fight. They have the players to impose themselves on Stoke, and leave with the points this time.”

Manchester United are aiming to win the Premier League title this season for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement after the 2012-13 campaign.

Mourinho led the Red Devils to a sixth placed finish last season as they also won the EFL Cup and Europa League.

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