Mark Lawrenson predicts two goals in Wolves vs Manchester United clash

BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to earn all three points with a 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers tonight.

United head into the game on the back of a 2-1 win over Watford at Old Trafford on Saturday, and they currently sit in fifth spot in the Premier League table.

Wolves, meanwhile, occupy seventh spot in the table, and they will be looking to strengthen their hold on the final Europa League qualifying place with a win over the Red Devils.

And former Liverpool star turned BBC Sport pundit Lawrenson is backing the Red Devils to secure 2-0 victory as they look to move back inside the top four.

When writing in his column for BBC Sport, the 61-year-old said:

“Wolves are in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final, and Manchester United owe them one because Nuno Espirito Santo’s side knocked them out of the cup to reach Wembley.

“United were quite lethargic that night and I think we will see a very different performance from them on Tuesday. It has to be, because they are chasing a place in the top four.

“So I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will go for it, while I am not sure the Wolves players will be looking at this game in the same way.

“I don’t care who you are, if you are playing in an FA Cup semi-final at the weekend, you are not going to be flying into 50-50 challenges and running the risk of getting hurt.

“That’s the way it is – everyone wants to play at Wembley – and that is one of the reasons United will have the edge.”

Manchester United’s aim this season is to finish inside the top four, as they eye Champions League qualification for 2019/20 season.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils have been drawn with La Liga reigning champions FC Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the on-going Champions League later this month, so they have plenty of tough games still to come before the season ends.

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