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Mark Lawrenson makes huge prediction ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Watford

Manchester United will end Watford’s perfect start to the Premier League season this afternoon at Vicarage Road, says BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson.

The Hornets have won all four of their top flight games so far and sit third in the table behind only Liverpool and Chelsea.

Javi Gracia’s side pulled off a brilliant comeback two weeks ago to sink Tottenham Hotspur, and are back on home soil again today as they welcome Jose Mourinho’s side.

The Red Devils also won last time out, recording a much needed 2-0 victory over struggling Burnley, and Lawrenson has backed them to repeat that result at Vicarage Road and end Watford’s flying start.

Lawrenson told BBC Sport: “Watford are flying, and much has been made of the part in that played by Troy Deeney’s partnership with Andre Gray up front.

“This will be a real test for Manchester United’s defence, but it is one I think they will pass.

“United’s win at Burnley last time out was a big result for them.

“Not just because they needed the three points after losing two games in a row, but because they needed to stop all the chatter around Jose Mourinho’s future.

“I am going to go for another United win here, although I think it will be close.”