BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester United to come out on top when they face Wolves this evening.
Ralf Rangnick’s men put in a much better performance against Burnley on Thursday and, while he has misgivings about their consistency, Lawrenson believes they will get the three points again tonight:
“Wolves don’t score many so I’m backing Manchester United here, but it is going to be very interesting to see what kind of performance we see from Ralf Rangnick’s side. United were awful against Newcastle and, although they were much better against Burnley, their inconsistency is one of the things Rangnick has to tackle if they are going to make it into the top four.”
Lawrenson has gone with a 1-0 win to the Red Devils, which seems like a pretty fair prediction. Wolves are strong defensively and the home side may have to be patient to break them down.
Manchester City and Liverpool both only scored once against Bruno Lage’s team and although, as Lawrenson points out, Wolves don’t offer a great deal in the final third of the pitch, this won’t be a straightforward fixture to navigate for the Manchester club.
A win at Old Trafford, though, would move United into sixth place, just one point behind Arsenal in fourth with a game in hand.