BBC Sport pundit states his prediction for Man United v Southampton

Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Man United's Premier League clash with Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screengrab)

Mark Lawrenson is tipping Manchester United to continue their fine Premier League form by beating Southampton 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The Red Devils have rightly been earning lots of praise for their recent performances since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over at Old Trafford from Jose Mourinho back in December.

Manchester United currently find themselves in fifth place in the Premier League table and just a point behind Arsenal in fourth as they battle it out for Champions League qualification.

The Red Devils are unbeaten in the Premier League since Solskjaer’s appointment, and they have won three of their last five games in the top flight.

And former Liverpool FC star turned BBC Sport pundit Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to claim another important three points in front of their home fans on Saturday.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “Marcus Rashford came off the bench during Manchester United’s win over Palace on Wednesday, so he should be fit for Saturday.

“Despite all of their injuries, United are still in a good moment. Their best results so far under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have come away from Old Trafford but I would expect them to win this game easily enough.

“Saints got the win they needed against Fulham on Wednesday but they still have a lot of work to do to climb away from the relegation zone and I cannot see them getting anything here.”

Manchester United will travel to the French capital for the return leg of their Champions League last 16 clash against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night after having lost the first leg 2-0 at Old Trafford.

It remains to be seen whether the Red Devils will choose to appoint Solskjaer as their new permanent manager at the end of the season or not.

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