Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Huddersfield v Man United

The Liverpool legend is tipping Manchester United to beat Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon

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Mark Lawrenson is tipping Manchester United to ease to a slender win against Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils will be looking to make an immediate return to winning ways this weekend following a goalless draw with Liverpool at Anfield last weekend.

Manchester United are two points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City following six victories and two stalemates.

The Red Devils are looking to win their first Premier League crown since Sir Alex Ferguson stood down as manager in 2013 following their 13th top-flight title.

Huddersfield Town made a brilliant start to the 2017-18 campaign thanks to victories over Crystal Palace and Newcastle United but the Terriers have since lost three times and drawn three times.

Manchester United have made light work of the smaller teams in the Premier League this season which will be of concern to David Wagner’s side ahead Saturday’s Premier League clash.

“His philosophy when I saw his side play in the Championship was to play with wide players, and people poured forward, which was great and ultimately got them promotion,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“Do they do the same against United? You are asking for trouble if you do, so those goals might have to wait.

“Wagner might be best off following the example of Sam Allardyce, when he was Bolton boss after they had just been promoted. He put each game into a category – ones they had to win and ones where they try to get a point.

“This is definitely the latter for Huddersfield. They start the game with a point, can they finish with one?

“I am backing United to go there and win, but the question is how hard will Huddersfield make them work for it?”

Manchester United ended up in sixth place in the Premier League table last season to finish outside the top-four spots.

The Red Devils won the Europa League thanks to a 2-0 victory over Ajax in the final to secure a return to the Champions League.

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