Mark Lawrenson raises concerns over Leeds United's tactical flexibility and reveals Man Utd scoreline prediction

(Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)(Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Leeds United are back in Premier League action this weekend, when they take on rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Writing in his weekly predictions column for BBC Sport, pundit Mark Lawrenson backed a 2-1 win for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

Explaining his prediction, the ex-Liverpool defender contended: "Manchester United have been relatively poor at Old Trafford all season, with only one win in six home league games.

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"I'm backing them on Sunday, though, because Leeds can't, won't and don't change their style. That will probably suit Manchester United, who are not used to teams coming out and attacking them.

"Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men have struggled to break down sides that just sit in, but that won't be a problem here."

Lawro's opponent for the midweek fixtures, singer-songwriter Becky Hill, opted for a 3-2 win for the hosts.

Last time the two sides met, back in 2011, the Red Devils ran out 3-0 winners at Elland Road in a League Cup clash.