Mark Lawrenson reveals his prediction for Man United v Huddersfield

Mark Lawrenson is tipping Man United to claim a 3-0 win over Huddersfield on Wednesday

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Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to continue life after Jose Mourinho with a comfortable victory over Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.

The Red Devils began life after the Portuguese coach with a thumping 5-1 win over Cardiff City at the weekend under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United will now prepare to host Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford on Boxing Day as they look to turn around their form and boost their chances of finishing in the top four this season.

The Red Devils are currently in sixth place in the table as they look to try and claw their way back into the race for Champions League qualification.

And former Liverpool FC star Lawrenson is fully expecting to see the Red Devils claim all three points against Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day with a 3-0 victory.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “It certainly looks like the Manchester United players did not like their previous manager because, as soon as Jose Mourinho went, they are suddenly world-beaters.

“Everyone expected them to beat Cardiff last week and they should probably win their next three games too – this one, followed by Bournemouth at home and Newcastle away.

“United have some very good players and if Solskjaer can keep them happy and get them playing, they will go on a run and surge up the league. But I am still not sure they will end up making the top four.

“Huddersfield have lost their past five matches and I can only see this ending up as defeat number six. Their survival prospects are looking increasingly bleak.”

Manchester United are likely to be linked with a number of players in the January transfer window as the Red Devils look to try and give themselves the best chance of finishing in the top four this season.

They ended up second but without a trophy under Mourinho last term.

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