Paul Merson states his prediction for Huddersfield v Man United

Paul Merson is backing Manchester United to beat Huddersfield in Saturday's Premier League clash

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Paul Merson is backing Manchester United to continue their strong form in the Premier League by beating Huddersfield Town 2-0 on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils head into the game looking to get back to winning ways after their goalless draw with Liverpool at Anfield last weekend.

It has been a strong start to the season for Jose Mourinho’s men, with the Red Devils having won six of their opening eight Premier League games, to leave them second in the table and two points behind leaders Manchester City.

And former Arsenal star Merson is backing the Red Devils to continue their strong form with a comfortable victory against newly-promoted Huddersfield this weekend.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Merson said: “I just don’t see Huddersfield scoring, they don’t look like scoring goals at the moment. They look a bit out of their depth.

“They started well, but that squeezing game is good against sides in the division they were in last season, but in this division teams can keep the ball a lot better. Huddersfield aren’t getting the ball back as quickly as they did in the Championship.

“In the Premier League teams will just go ping, ping, ping around them, like Tottenham did the other week. I can’t see anything but a Manchester United win.”

Manchester United finished sixth in the Premier League last season but won both the Europa League and League Cup in Mourinho’s first campaign in charge.

Mourinho is aiming to become the first manager to lead Manchester United to Premier League glory since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final campaign in charge in the 2012-13 campaign.

The Red Devils are currently just two points behind leaders Manchester City as they bid to try and beat their bitter local rivals to the title this term.

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