BBC footballl pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted that Tottenham Hotspur will lose to Manchester United on Monday night.
He told BBC Sport Online: “United might be starting the season with some very big home games, following the visit of Spurs with Arsenal and Chelsea, but for them it will just be another game. That is part of the reason they are so good.
“They already look lively. In their win over West Brom, we saw more of what we knew about United from their performance against Manchester City in the Community Shield, that is there are question marks over their young keeper David De Gea but Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young have already clicked together and Tom Cleverley looks like he has been playing in their midfield for years.
“Tottenham have had to wait to start their season but there is still uncertainty over Luka Modric’s future and the other question is whether Emmanuel Adebayor will be arriving from Manchester City, and who will make way for him up front if he does.
“No doubt Spurs will go to Old Trafford and give it a go, but I cannot see them having any joy this time.”
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