Mark Lawrenson is backing Aston Villa to beat Manchester United on penalties within the FA Cup third spherical at Outdated Trafford on Monday night time.
Manchester United misplaced 1-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers within the Premier League on Monday night time after Joao Moutinho’s 82nd-minute winner at Outdated Trafford.
The Purple Devils suffered their first defeat beneath Ralf Rangnick within the Premier League after the German head coach changed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on an interim foundation again in November.
Manchester United have been unbeaten of their first 5 video games earlier than Rangnick’s males suffered a shock loss to Wolves within the Premier League at begin of the week.
Aston Villa have received 4 of their eight video games beneath Steven Gerrard after the previous Rangers boss changed Dean Smith at Villa Park again in November.
The Birmingham facet produced commendable performances in losses to Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Manchester Metropolis however Gerrard will likely be disenchanted with their most up-to-date defeat at Brentford.
BBC Sport pundit Lawrenson reckons Villa could cause an upset in opposition to Manchester United within the FA Cup third spherical at Outdated Trafford on Monday night time.
“Villa, beneath Steven Gerrard, are undoubtedly going to be motivated so, making an allowance for it’s at Outdated Trafford, I’m going for a 2-2 draw, with Villa to win on penalties,” Lawrenson instructed BBC Sport.
“I will likely be very blissful if that does occur.”
Aston Villa have already crushed Manchester United at Outdated Trafford in September after Kortney Hause scored an 88th-minute winner on the stroke of full-time.
The Purple Devils have received 4 of their final six video games in opposition to Aston Villa within the Premier League.
It was a case of recent supervisor however usual Manchester United on Monday night time when the 20-time English champions misplaced to Wolves at Outdated Trafford.
The Purple Devils haven’t made vital enhancements beneath Rangnick up to now regardless of the German head coach being unafraid to make some adjustments to the group.
Aston Villa misplaced to Brentford final weekend in Gerrard’s first correct setback since taking up the reins of the Midlands membership.
Nevertheless, the previous Liverpool FC captain will relish the prospect to heap extra distress on Manchester United – and Villa have already received at Outdated Trafford this season.