‘I think United will score’ – Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson gives prediction for Manchester City vs Manchester United clash

Manchester United have a huge clash this evening at the Etihad Stadium, and it’s a game Manchester United should try to win or at least get a point, to keep up hopes of a top four finish.

Mark Lawrenson has labelled this game as City’s most important game of the season, and is backing United to score at the Etihad.

Lawrenson said in his prediction for BBC Sport: “This is probably City’s most important game of the season.

“We saw what Tottenham did to them on the counter-attack at Etihad Stadium a couple of weeks ago, and United have the players to carry out a similar gameplan.

“I’m still not entirely convinced by United under Ralf Rangnick but they do always create chances – they were held by Watford last week, but they had enough opportunities to win three games.

“So, I think United will score – but then they have to keep City out. I don’t see that happening.”

Lawrenson predicted a 2-1 win for Manchester City.