Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Man United v Swansea

The Liverpool FC legend is backing Manchester United to beat Swansea City at Old Trafford on Saturday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Mark Lawrenson believes Manchester United will beat Swansea City at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils are in second place in the Premier League table and two points ahead of Liverpool FC in the race to finish as runners up behind leaders Manchester City.

Manchester United have won their last three Premier League games to cement their place in the top four but are 16 points behind Pep Guardiola’s men.

Jose Mourinho’s side booked their place in the FA Cup semi-finals thanks to a 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion in the last eight.

However, the Manchester United manager was unimpressed with his team’s performance in the FA Cup last-eight clash.

The Red Devils will face a Swansea team who have been resurgent in recent months after a five-game unbeaten run to move clear of the relegation zone.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to ease to a 2-0 victory over Swansea City on Saturday afternoon.

“A few of Manchester United’s players were in good form over the international break and seeing Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba get among the goals for Belgium and France respectively is good news for United too,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“Swansea have done brilliantly under Carlos Carvalhal, who has lost only two of his 10 games in charge, but it is hard to see them getting anything at Old Trafford.”

Manchester United will have to get past Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley next month.

The Red Devils signed Chile international Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in a swap deal in the January transfer window.

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