Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Arsenal v Man United
The Liverpool FC legend believes Arsenal will ease to a narrow win against Man United in the FA Cup on Friday night to end Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's unbeaten start
Mark Lawrenson is backing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s winning run to come to an end at Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday night.
The Red Devils have made a perfect start to life under their interim manager following seven successive victories in all competitions.
Manchester United have recorded six Premier League wins to move to within three points of fourth-placed Chelsea FC.
Solskjaer passed his first big test as Manchester United boss when the Red Devils were 1-0 winners against Tottenham at Wembley earlier this month.
The 46-year-old has made no secret of his desire to earn the role on a permanent basis at the end of the Premier League season.
And the FA Cup represents an excellent opportunity for Solskjaer to deliver some silverware for the Manchester United board.
Arsenal boosted morale with an emphatic 2-0 victory over Chelsea FC at The Emirates last weekend thanks to goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny.
Only Manchester City have left The Emirates with three points this season, while Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur have all dropped points.
Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is backing Arsenal to ease to a 2-1 win against Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday night.
“We know Arsenal are not great defensively, and Hector Bellerin’s injury is a big blow to them, but their home record is very, very good,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.
“United have been very impressive individually and collectively under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but his winning run has got to end sometime.”
Lawrenson added: “I wish people would stop talking about whether Solskjaer should get the job permanently – just let him keep going, and see what happens.
“Winning the FA Cup is a realistic aim for both teams, but the consolation for whoever loses this tie is that both teams are right back in the race for fourth place.”
Arsenal have the won the FA Cup more times than any other club after Arsene Wenger led the north London side to their 13th title in 2017.