Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Man United v Burnley

The Liverpool FC legend is backing Manchester United to beat Burnley to extend their winning run

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screengrab)

Mark Lawrenson believes Manchester United will record their seventh successive Premier League victory when Burnley visit Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

The 20-time English champions have made an impressive start under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the Norwegian replaced Jose Mourinho in December.

Manchester United were 3-1 winners against Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday night after goals from Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial.

With a place in the fifth round secured, Solskjaer has the chance to secure another bit of Manchester United history on Tuesday night.

Indeed, the retired Norwegian striker can become the first Manchester United manager to win his opening seven games in charge of the Old Trafford outfit.

Burnley stand in the way of Solksjaer and a ninth win in all competitions after a decent run of their own over the past month or so.

Sean Dyche’s men are unbeaten in their last four games in the Premier League after securing 10 points in their last four games.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson believes Manchester United will ease to a win over Burnley at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

“Burnley got whacked by Manchester City in the FA Cup on Saturday,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport. “I know the Clarets made a lot of changes but, even at full strength, this is another tough game for them.

“With eight wins out of eight, it is hugely impressive what interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done at Manchester United.”

Lawrenson added: “Goals are the key and United are averaging 2.75 of those a game under Solskjaer. Do that, and you have got to concede three to get beaten.

“They are playing well all over the pitch, though, and defensively they have been sound too. I don’t see Burnley getting any joy on Tuesday night.”

Manchester United are in sixth place in the Premier League table and three points adrift of Chelsea FC.

The Red Devils can move level on points with Maurizio Sarri’s side with a win over Burnley on Tuesday night.

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