Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Tottenham v Man United
The Liverpool FC legend is backing Tottenham Hotspur to beat Manchester United at Wembley on Wednesday night
Mark Lawrenson doesn’t expect Manchester United to leave north London with a positive result on Wednesday night after tipping Tottenham Hotspur to edge to a 2-1 win at Wembley.
The Red Devils secured one of their best results of the 2017-18 season at The Emirates when Manchester United were 3-1 winners against Arsenal back in December.
While Jose Mourinho’s side were outplayed by the Gunners, the Red Devils proved ruthless on the counter-attack to secure three points.
Tottenham will host Manchester United in the Premier League on Wednesday night as Spurs look to protect their 11-game unbeaten run at Wembley.
Defending Premier League champions Chelsea are the only top-flight team that has managed to beat Tottenham at the home of English football in the current campaign.
Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is backing Spurs to beat Manchester United at Wembley on Wednesday night.
“I don’t think a draw is much good for both teams – United are looking to cement their place in the top three and Tottenham are trying to break into it,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.
“But I don’t think United boss Jose Mourinho will be thinking what damage can his players do to Spurs – he will be thinking what damage can Spurs do to us and will alter his line-up accordingly.
“United will still try to nick a goal, of course, but there is no way they will go there and look to completely dominate the game or even to try to open Spurs up.
“They did the latter against Arsenal at the Emirates in December, and were able to hurt them on the break, but this Spurs team is set up very differently, and I think the home side will win it.”
Manchester United are in second place in the Premier League table but 12 points behind current leaders Manchester City.
Spurs are eight points adrift of the Red Devils in the race to secure a top-four finish.
Tottenham have finished ahead of Manchester United in the past two seasons but that run looks set to come to an end this term.