Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for West Ham v Man United

BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson is tipping West Ham to cause an upset against Man United on Sunday afternoon

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: MUTV)

Mark Lawrenson is backing West Ham to beat Manchester United in the English capital on Saturday afternoon.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will make the trip to east London in pursuit of successive Premier League victories.

Manchester United ended a run of three games without a win last weekend thanks to a 1-0 victory over Leicester City.

Marcus Rashford scored a first-half penalty from the spot to secure three points against the Foxes.

West Ham were held to a frustrating goalless draw with Aston Villa in their last Premier League fixture.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is backing West Ham to beat Manchester United.

“West Ham got a point with 10 men against Aston Villa on Monday, and played some good stuff at times as well,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“I think the Hammers are an improving team, and I am expecting them to have a real go at Manchester United, who are yet to convince me with their performances this season.

“I can’t remember a game where they have impressed me over the 90 minutes – even in their 4-0 win over Chelsea on the opening weekend, the scoreline did not tell the full story.

“Clearly they are still building too and, if they end up in the top four this season, they will have done brilliantly.”

Manchester United are in fourth place in the Premier League table but Solskjaer’s men are already seven points adrift of leaders Liverpool FC.

The Red Devils haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013, when Sir Alex Ferguson led the club to their 13th top-flight crown under his management.

Solskjaer signed Swansea City winger Daniel James, Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Leicester City centre-half Harry Maguire in the summer transfer window.

Manchester United were 1-0 winners against Kazakhstan side FC Astana in their opening Europa League group-stage fixture on Thursday night after Mason Greenwood’s winner.

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