Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Man United v Everton

Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to continue their winning run against Everton on Sunday

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

Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to continue their winning run with a 2-0 victory over Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Red Devils were 2-1 winners against defending Premier League champions Manchester City at The Etihad last weekend after goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

Manchester United have notched up two big Premier League victories in the past couple of weeks to ease some of the pressure on their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United will take on an Everton side buoyed by their 3-1 victory over Frank Lampard’s Blues side at Goodison Park last weekend.

Duncan Ferguson will have the opportunity to notch up back-to-back Premier League wins against top-six opposition at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to beat Everton to record their third successive Premier League win.

“Duncan Ferguson will still be in charge of Everton for this game and he has got them at it already, as we saw in their win over Chelsea last week,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“You just knew what was going to happen – the Goodison Park punters would be pumped up, and Ferguson made sure the players were too.”

Lawrenson added: “He went with a 4-4-2 formation so there were no grey areas in terms of the way he wanted his side to play and, when you put all of that together, it all worked very well.

“This is a very different test for Everton, though. Manchester United tore Manchester City apart last week and could have scored a lot more than the two goals they managed in the first 30 minutes.

“Everton obviously won’t be as open as City were and will put in another extremely committed performance, but, even so, I am backing United.

“This is the next step for them – they have not had a problem against the big teams this season but now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has got to start wining these games against people they should beat.”

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last five Premier League games, collecting 11 points from five top-flight outings.

The Red Devils appointed Solskjaer as their new manager last December after Jose Mourinho was sacked.

Manchester United – who finished in sixth place in the Premier League last season – will take on Colchester in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday night.

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