Mark Lawrenson predicts where Man United will finish this season

The Liverpool legend predicts where Manchester United will finish in the Premier League table this season

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Mark Lawrenson has backed Manchester United to finish in second place in the Premier League table.

The Red Devils have endured a difficult festive schedule so far despite ending a four-game winless run at Goodison Park.

Manchester United lost 2-1 to Championship side Bristol City in their League Cup quarter-final at Ashton Gate last month

The 20-time English champions played out stalemates with Burnley, Leicester City and Southampton to lose ground on leaders Manchester City.

However, goals from Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial secured a 2-0 win over Everton to seal a return to winning ways.

Manchester United are coming under pressure from Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur in the top-four race.

Former Liverpool defender Lawrenson is tipping Manchester United to secure runners-up spot behind leaders Manchester City.

“Manchester United will finish second, anyway,” Lawrenson told BBC Radio 5 Live when asked about Chelsea putting the Red Devils under pressure.

Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League last term and the Red Devils won the EFL Cup and the Europa League.

The Red Devils signed Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and Benfica defender Victor Lindelof.

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