Mark Lawrenson reveals his prediction for Watford v Man United

Mark Lawrenson is backing Man United to make it back to back wins in the Premier League on Saturday

Jose Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to make it back to back wins in the Premier League this season for the first time when they take on Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday evening.

The Red Devils are currently preparing for their clash against the Hornets after having returned to winning ways at Burnley last time out before the international break.

Manchester United have made something of a mixed start to the new campaign, with Jose Mourinho’s men having slumped to back to back defeats by Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton to leave them six points behind leaders Liverpool FC after four games.

Mourinho’s men managed to get back to winning ways last time out and they will now be looking to string together a series of positive results as they aim to establish themselves as title challengers.

And former Liverpool FC star Lawrenson is not expecting the Red Devils to have any problems when they take on Watford this weekend in the top flight.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “Watford are flying, and much has been made of the part in that played by Troy Deeney’s partnership with Andre Gray up front.

“This will be a real test for Manchester United’s defence, but it is one I think they will pass.

“United’s win at Burnley last time out was a big result for them, not just because they needed the three points after losing two games in a row, but because they needed to stop all the chatter around Jose Mourinho’s future.

“I am going to go for another United win here, although I think it will be close.”

Manchester United will be aiming to be one of the main challengers for the Premier League title this season after the Red Devils finished in second place and without a trophy last term.

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