Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Man United v Brighton

BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson is backing Man United to beat Brighton at Old Trafford on Sunday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Sky Sports)

Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to ease to a 2-0 win against Brighton at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Red Devils will be looking to return to winning ways following a surprise 1-0 loss to Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium last weekend.

Manchester United’s fourth defeat of the Premier League season left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side well off the pace in the race for a top-four finish.

The 20-time English champions have only managed to win two of their five fixtures at Old Trafford so far this season.

Manchester United have beaten Chelsea FC and Leicester at Old Trafford, but Solskjaer’s side lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace in front of their home supporters.

Brighton, meanwhile, haven’t won on the road in the Premier League since their 3-0 victory at Watford back in August.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to ease to a 2-0 win against Brighton at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

“With Manchester United at the moment, just when you think they have sorted out some of their problems and turned a corner, they chuck in a poor performance like they one they put in against Bournemouth, and the revival comes to an abrupt halt,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“They are up against another south coast club here and, like the Cherries, Brighton play some nice football and are going well, but United are at home and they surely won’t slip up this time.”

The Red Devils finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season to miss out on a spot in the Champions League.

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

However, the new signings have been unable to elevate Manchester United to another level in the Premier League so far this season.

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