BBC Sport pundit reveals his prediction for Wolves v Man United
Mark Lawrenson is backing Man United to claim a 2-0 win over Wolves in the Premier League on Tuesday night
Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to claim a 2-0 win over Wolves in the Premier League on Tuesday night.
The Red Devils head into the game looking to make it back to back wins since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as the club’s new manager on a permanent basis last week/
Manchester United kept up their push for a top-four finish in the Premier League by claiming a 2-1 win over Watford in front of their home fans on Saturday.
Arsenal moved back above the Red Devils and into third place in the Premier League table with a 2-0 win over Newcastle United at The Emirates on Monday night.
Manchester United can move third if they are able to beat Wolves away from home on Tuesday night.
And former Liverpool FC star Lawrenson is tipping the Red Devils to do just that as they look to continue their march towards a top-four finish this season.
Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “Wolves are in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final, and Manchester United owe them one because Nuno Espirito Santo’s side knocked them out of the cup to reach Wembley.
“United were quite lethargic that night and I think we will see a very different performance from them on Tuesday. It has to be, because they are chasing a place in the top four.
“So I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will go for it, while I am not sure the Wolves players will be looking at this game in the same way.
“I don’t care who you are, if you are playing in an FA Cup semi-final at the weekend, you are not going to be flying into 50-50 challenges and running the risk of getting hurt.
“That’s the way it is – everyone wants to play at Wembley – and that is one of the reasons United will have the edge.”
Manchester United are aiming to at least finish in the top four this season as they eye Champions League qualification.
They will take on FC Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals later this month.