BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson is expecting Manchester United to secure the three points when they travel to face Burnley at Turf Moor this evening.
Even though the Red Devils have a number of players out injured at the moment, Lawrenson is still backing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to get the victory off the back of their excellent record away from Old Trafford:
“Manchester United have got a few injury problems, with midfielder Paul Pogba and defenders Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw all doubts. I still think they will have enough to beat Burnley, though.”
“The Clarets are in good form, especially at Turf Moor where they have taken 10 points from the past 12 available to help their climb out of the bottom three. But Manchester United have impressed on the road this season and I am backing them to get another win this time.”
Lawrenson has gone with a 2-0 win for United which seems a fair prediction. The Clarets have been playing well recently, and they are usually pretty tight at the back, so we shouldn’t expect a goal-fest.
On top of that, Sean Dyche’s men don’t generally score many goals so if the Red Devils do get a goal early on, it should be a pretty comfortable night, but the number of injury absences may make it slightly harder for them. The incentive of going top of the Premier League, though, should be an extra motivating factor.