Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Man United v Stoke

Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Manchester United's home clash with Stoke on Monday night

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

Mark Lawrenson is tipping Manchester United to ease to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Stoke City in the Premier League on Monday night.

The Red Devils head into the game looking to keep pace with Manchester City, who are in danger of moving completely out of sight at the top of the table.

Manchester United spent last week on a warm weather training camp in Dubai as they worked on their fitness levels ahead of the clash with the Potters.

Stoke are currently without a manager after the sacking of Mark Hughes earlier this month and former Liverpool FC star Lawrenson is not expecting Manchester United to have any problems against the Potters.

Speaking to BBC Sport, ex-Liverpool FC man Lawrenson said: “Stoke are still without a manager at the time of writing, and it will be very interesting to see who they appoint.

“Will it be someone to get them out of a mess, or are they looking for someone more long term?

“The tried and trusted managers that struggling clubs like Stoke might have turned to – the likes of Sam Allardyce and Tony Pulis – are all in jobs.

“And, if it is someone more long term, then he might not be able to keep them in the Premier League.

“Whoever is in charge, I don’t see them having any success at Old Trafford.

“Manchester United have started playing well and winning again – and I think that will continue on Monday.”

Manchester United are currently in second place and 15 points behind leaders Manchester City after 22 games of the new campaign.

The Red Devils have not won the Premier League title since their final triumph under Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2013.

Manchester United are currently preparing to take on Sevilla in the last 16 of the Champions League next month, after having won both the Europa League and League Cup under Jose Mourinho last season.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Australian Open 2018
The Sport Review
Australian Open 2018: Simona Halep survives record-breaker; Angelique Kerber downs fellow champ Sharapova
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Jose Mourinho delivers huge Alexis Sanchez update after Man United beat Burnley
The Sport Review
Insider claims Mesut Ozil is close to signing new Arsenal contract
The Sport Review
Chelsea told to make January signing to help Eden Hazard