By Mark Smith

17th Feb, 2022 | 8:30pm

Mark Lawrenson predicts Leeds clash v Manchester United

Mark Lawrenson has backed Manchester United to leave Leeds with all three points in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The BBC pundit has predicted that it will finish 2-1 to the away side, in what promises to be a huge showdown.

Despite not turning up at Everton last time out, Lawrenson insisted there is no chance of that happening this time around.

Writing in his BBC predictions column, Lawrenson admitted that Leeds could leave the door far too open at the back.

“This should be a good game, because both sides have got something to prove at the moment and it’s normally pretty lively when they play each other anyway,” he said.

“Leeds didn’t really turn up last week against Everton at Goodison, but there is no danger of that happening when Manchester United are at Elland Road.

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“Manchester United were far from convincing when I watched them beat Brighton on Tuesday. Again, the result was on a knife-edge until right near the end but they are still picking up points despite not playing particularly well, and I think they will beat Leeds.

“Ralf Rangnick’s side have found it difficult when sides have sat in against them, but Leeds won’t do that. There are going to be times when the door is left open for the visitors, but can they take their chances this time?”


This is the one game that everyone has been waiting for.

Tickets have proven to be gold dust at Elland Road, and the atmosphere may be the best we have seen for years against our old enemy.

If an early goal goes in for the Whites, the roof will simply erupt and that could push us to victory in the end – imagine those scenes.

Manchester United have been shocking recently, but the past two years tell us that they usually turn the switch when against us, and that can’t be allowed to happen this time around.

We have to get in their faces from minute one and make it a horrible match to play in, that is what will get us a result.

It is time to end this poor run, injuries or not, with a huge win here.

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