Manchester United vs West Ham: Mark Lawrenson gives his prediction

Manchester United welcome West Ham to Old Trafford on Sunday, with the Red Devils seeking to return to winning ways after the 1-1 Europa League draw against AC Milan on Thursday.

Mark Lawrenson has backed Manchester United to beat West Ham at Old Trafford on Sunday.

“Manchester United’s win at Manchester City was a great result, and they got it with their best performance of the season,” Lawrenson told BBC.

“West Ham will bring a different sort of problem for United, though, and it is one that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have not always solved this season.

“Rather than going at them, like City did, the Hammers will sit in and United will have to take the game to them.

“The Hammers carry plenty of attacking threat too, though, and both sides will be full of confidence.

“It could be very close, but I’m expecting it to be much livelier than when West Ham came to Old Trafford in the FA Cup last month.”

Lawro’s prediction: Manchester United 2-1 West Ham