Paul Merson states his prediction for Man United v Huddersfield

Paul Merson looks ahead to Man United's home clash against Huddersfield on Saturday

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Arsenal legend Paul Merson Photo: Sky Sports

Paul Merson is backing Manchester United to bounce back to winning ways in the Premier League when they host Huddersfield Town in the top flight on Saturday.

The Red Devils head into the game fresh from their comprehensive 2-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Wednesday night.

That result further dented Manchester United’s faint hopes of catching Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title this season.

Huddersfield, meanwhile, were beaten 3-0 at home by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool FC side in midweek.

Manchester United will be desperate to return to winning ways as they prepare for their first home game since Alexis Sanchez signed for the Red Devils from Arsenal this month.

And former Arsenal star Merson is not expecting Manchester United to have any problems when they host Huddersfield at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Merson said: “Manchester United were comprehensively beaten by Tottenham but this is a very nice game for them to have straight after the defeat at Wembley.

“Huddersfield are struggling badly at the moment and, at Old Trafford, I don’t see anything else other than a home win.

“If you could handpick someone to play after the defeat they suffered at Wembley, Huddersfield would be it. It’s perfect.”

Manchester United will take on Spanish side Sevilla in the last 16 of the Champions League later this month as they bid to progress through to the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite club competition.

The Red Devils finished in sixth place but won both the Europa League and League Cup last season.

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