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Manchester United are preparing to face Fulham in the Premier League on Wednesday, January 20. Ahead of the game, BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson has stated his prediction.
“Fulham were a bit unlucky to be beaten by Chelsea on Saturday – before Antonee Robinson’s red card, they looked capable of holding out for what would have been their sixth draw in a row.
“Even with 10 men they still had a go and they have made themselves difficult to beat. That’s a mark of the improvement the Cottagers have made but Manchester United have been like a machine on the road this season, with seven wins and two draws from nine games.
“United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said after Sunday’s 0-0 draw at Liverpool that he was disappointed with a point but that goes down as a good result for them – I am telling you now that Manchester City will happily settle for the same when they go to Anfield at the start of February.
“Yes, United midfielder Bruno Fernandes will have to be a lot more influential here, but surely he cannot play as poorly again as he did at the weekend – and their defence is looking pretty solid in any case, which is a big plus for them.
“I’m going with Solskjaer’s side to win here, which will be enough to put them back on top regardless of how Leicester and Manchester City get on beforehand.”
Lawrenson’s score prediction: 0-2