Mark Lawrenson: This is where Manchester United will finish this season

BBC Pundit Mark Lawrenson feels that Manchester United will finish in the top two positions following their strong start to the Premier League. The Red Devils head into the international break at the top of the table following a solid 2-0 win over Leicester City.

Speaking on Football Focus, Lawrenson claimed that United would at least finish second in the standings this term, if they fail to secure a Premier League triumph under Jose Mourinho, he said: “I think they have got pace, power, strength, organisation and ability. They most definitely will end up in the top two if they don’t win it.  I know it is an early shout but just look at them and just look at the strength and depth that they have got. Mourinho only gives that freedom if he knows that they are good, which they are.”

United go into the break with a 100 percent record after they clinched successive 4-0 victories over West Ham United and Swansea City prior to the Foxes clash on Saturday evening. To make things better, United have not conceded a goal during this period, and Mourinho would be delighted by the fact that he has used an almost similar side for the first three games of the campaign.

Marcus Rashford was the only player who looked out of sorts with his finishing in the first two games, but he put things straight with the opening goal against Leicester coming from a corner – just few minutes after his substitute appearance.

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