Mark Lawrenson reveals Burnley scoreline prediction ahead of Man Utd clash

Burnley are back in Premier League action this weekend, when they travel down the A56 to take on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's high-flying Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 10:30 am
Mark Lawrenson reveals Burnley scoreline prediction ahead of Man Utd clash
Mark Lawrenson reveals Burnley scoreline prediction ahead of Man Utd clash

Writing in his weekly predictions piece for BBC Sport, pundit Mark Lawrenson turned his attention to the Clarets' clash against the Red Devils, and tipped the hosts to secure a comfortable 2-0 win.

Rather than justifying his prediction, as is customary, the ex-Liverpool ace opted to give his views on a recent change to the Old Trafford facilities, and claimed: “I totally get why Manchester United have changed the seat coverings at Old Trafford from red to black to give a greater contrast to the players' shirts on the pitch.

“It could be confusing in that split-second when you have to pick a pass and play it, because, when the ball comes to you, you kind of know where your players are. You might think your team-mate is over there on the right, and you end up finding seat number 194.

“People have brought up the time in 1996 that former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson told his players to change out of grey shirts at half-time of a game they were losing, but the effect of different colours on players goes back a lot longer than that.”

Meanwhile, Lawro's opponent for the week, Soccer AM star Tubes, also went for a 2-0 United win.

The last time the two sides faced each other, Solskjaer's side edged a 1-0 win at Turf Moor, thanks to Paul Pogba's second-half deflected winning strike.