‘They’re looking dangerous again’: BBC Sport pundit predicts Bournemouth v Man United

Mark Lawrenson is tipping in-form Manchester United to beat Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Sky Sports)

Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to edge to a narrow 2-1 win against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils have managed to build some momentum in the 2019-20 Premier League season after recovering from a mixed start to the campaign.

Manchester United have won their last three games in all competitions to build some much-needed confidence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 20-time English champions were 2-1 winners against Chelsea FC in the Carabao Cup fourth round on Wednesday night thanks to Marcus Rashford’s double.

Manchester United will look to win their fourth successive game on the road on Saturday when the Red Devils make the long trip to the south coast to take on Bournemouth.

The Cherries are winless in their last four Premier League games but Eddie Howe’s side remain in mid-table after their good start to the top-flight campaign.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to ease to a 2-1 win against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

“Bournemouth are having a little bit of a goal drought, and have not found the net in any of their past three matches,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“The Cherries are not on a bad run of results – they have only lost one of their past five league games – but it is not like them to be lacking in attack.

“In contrast, Manchester United are looking dangerous again, and have also remembered how to win on the road – after going almost eight months without an away win in any competition, they now have three in a row.

“Anthony Martial is very up and down as a player – he can be outstanding or insignificant in a game – but he has made a difference since returning to lead United’s attack, and they are full of confidence at the moment.”

Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013, when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge of the club.

The Red Devils signed three players in the summer transfer window but Manchester United aren’t any closer to challenging for the title as things stand.

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