Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Leicester v Man United

The Liverpool FC legend is tipping Leicester to become the first team to beat Man United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Mark Lawrenson is backing Leicester City to beat Manchester United at King Power Stadium on Sunday.

The Red Devils have made a brilliant start to life under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following six Premier League victories and one stalemate.

The Norwegian coach missed out on becoming the first Manchester United manager to win seven successive Premier League games at the start of his reign following a 2-2 stalemate with Burnley mid-week.

In fact, the 20-time English champions had to come from 2-0 down to rescue a point thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof.

Leicester, meanwhile, drew 1-1 with Premier League leaders Liverpool FC after a valiant performance that saw Harry Maguire cancel out Sadio Mane’s goal.

The Foxes have already beaten Chelsea FC and defending champions Manchester City in the Premier League this season.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is backing Leicester to cause an upset against Manchester United at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

“Leicester got a really good result at Liverpool on Wednesday and the way the Foxes play on the break is perfectly suited to games against the top clubs who have more of the ball,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still unbeaten as Manchester United interim manager after getting out of jail from 2-0 down against Burnley.

“But you know what? I think that run ends here.”

Lawrenson added: “Even if they lose, United will still be right in the hunt for a top-four place along with Arsenal and Chelsea but who finishes where in that mini-league is not going to be decided until the last half-dozen games.”

Remarkably, Leicester have earned 13 points from losing positions this season, more than any other team in the Premier League.

The Foxes have only managed to win four times at the King Power Stadium in the English top flight in the current campaign.

Manchester United, on the other hand, are looking to record a fifth successive away win.

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