Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Man United v Tottenham

Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Manchester United's crunch clash with Tottenham on Saturday

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Mark Lawrenson is tipping Tottenham to hold Manchester United to a 1-1 draw in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime.

The Red Devils head into the game looking to bounce back to winning ways after the disappointment of their 2-1 loss to Huddersfield last weekend.

Tottenham, meanwhile, were in fine form last weekend as they thrashed Liverpool 4-1 at Anfield to continue their strong form in the top flight this term.

Manchester United did respond in midweek with a 2-0 victory over Swansea City in the League Cup on Tuesday night, while Tottenham were beaten by West Ham in the quarter-finals.

Former Liverpool star Lawrenson is expecting to see a cagey affair at Old Trafford and is tipping the two sides to share the spoils.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “United flunked at Huddersfield and, as bad as Liverpool were at Wembley, Tottenham played very well to beat them 4-1.

“But I don’t see United losing again. They rolled over in the first half against the Terriers but there is no way Jose Mourinho is going to let Spurs beat his side at Old Trafford.”

Manchester United are aiming to win the Premier League title this season after having finished sixth in the table last term.

The Red Devils have not won the title since their final triumph under Sir Alex Ferguson in the 2012-13 campaign.

Tottenham, meanwhile, are aiming to go one better after having finished second in the top flight last season as runners-up to Chelsea.

Manchester United are currently second in the table and five points behind leaders Manchester City.

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