Mark Lawrenson states his FA Cup prediction for Huddersfield v Man United

Mark Lawrenson is backing Man United to secure their place in the sixth round of the FA Cup by beating Huddersfield

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to secure their place in the sixth round of the FA Cup by beating Huddersfield Town 2-1 on Saturday night.

The Red Devils head into the game looking to try and return to winning ways after the disappointment of their 1-0 loss to Newcastle United in the Premier League last weekend.

That defeat left them in second place in the Premier League table but just two points ahead of third placed Liverpool FC as the race for Champions League qualification begins to hot up.

Jose Mourinho will be keen to try and steer his side to FA Cup glory this season after the Red Devils won both the League Cup and Europa League last term.

And former Liverpool FC star Lawrenson says that the Red Devils will have too much for Huddersfield Town in the fifth-round clash on Saturday night.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “I was at this game when Huddersfield beat them in the league. They beat them comfortably and convincingly but I think Manchester United are a different side now.”

Manchester United return to Champions League action next Wednesday night when they travel to Seville for the first leg of their last 16 clash in Spain.

With the Premier League title out of sight, the Red Devils’ best hopes of silverware this season will come via the FA Cup and the Champions League.

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