Paul Merson states his prediction for Man United v Wolves

The Arsenal legend is tipping Manchester United to ease to a 3-1 win against Wolves at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Man United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: Uefa handout

Paul Merson is “tentatively” backing Manchester United to ease to a 3-1 win over Wolves at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils have managed to steady the ship over the past few weeks following a difficult start to the Premier League season.

Manchester United lost successive Premier League games following defeats by Brighton and Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur.

However, Jose Mourinho’s side responded before the international break with a 2-0 win against Burnley at Turf Moor.

Manchester United secured successive Premier League victories for the first time this season with a 2-1 win at Watford last weekend.

The Red Devils made a positive start to their Champions League campaign with a resounding 3-0 victory over Young Boys in Switzerland mid-week.

Goals from Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial secured three points for the 20-time English champions.

Former Arsenal star Merson believes the Red Devils will ease to victory over Wolves at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

“Who in their wildest dreams would have even considered Wolves winning at Old Trafford not so long ago?” Merson told Sky Sports.

“Now all of a sudden I’m tentatively backing United to win, that’s a testament to how far Wolves have come. United got a great result on Wednesday away at Young Boys.”

Wolves are the only Premier League team to take points off defending champions Manchester City so far this season following a 0-0 draw with the Citizens at Molineaux.

Manchester United finished in second place in the Premier League table last term to secure their best finish since the Sir Alex Ferguson era.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip


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: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Exclusive interview
The Sport Review
Exclusive interview: John Barnes on why Roberto Firmino is Liverpool FC’s most important player
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Laver Cup 2019
The Sport Review
Laver Cup 2019: Rafael Nadal to again join forces with Roger Federer in Geneva
The Sport Review
Michael Owen: What I truly think of Paul Pobga at Man United
The Sport Review
All change for BBC Sports Personality of the Year, as shortlist of nominees kept under wraps