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Manchester United are preparing to host Aston Villa on Friday, January 1st. Ahead of the game, BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson has stated his prediction.
“I will be at this game for BBC Radio 5 Live, and it will be a good test for Manchester United.
“They nicked the points very late in the day against Wolves, which is a good sign. You never argue with a late goal for a one-niller because it feels like you have won by five.
“This is another tough game for them, because Aston Villa have been extremely good, but I think being so close to Liverpool at the top will help United’s cause.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have got something about them at the moment that is helping them get across the line in games, and they only have to look at the table to know they are in the title race.
“United haven’t really got going yet either and, although you could say the same about a few teams, they are probably looking around thinking “you know what, this league is there to be won”.”
Lawrenson’s score prediction: 2-0