Michael Owen disagrees with Paul Merson in Manchester United v Brentford prediction

Here is a round-up of the latest pundit predictions ahead of Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Brentford tonight.

Manchester United are preparing for another 90 minute attempt to climb their way back up the Premier League table this evening.

The Red Devils have found themselves eight points from a Champions League spot after picking up only one win in their last six matches and will now face Brentford in what could be their last chance.

Ralf Rangnick’s side have only three matches remaining and a defeat today would leave them scrambling for points against Brighton and Crystal Palace, whilst also relying on Arsenal and Tottenham to crumble.

Meanwhile, Brentford have enjoyed superb form in the latter stages of the season and will prove very difficult opponents for United as they search for their sixth win from eight matches.

Here is a round-up of the latest pundit predictions for today’s clash at Old Trafford.

Michael Owen - Man United 1-0 Brentford

“Now United have little to play for, I’m curious whether Ralk Rangnick will change the personnel. There’s a lot of promising youngsters at the club, now would be an ideal opportunity for them to get some game time ahead of the new boss coming in this summer,” Owen told BetVictor.

“Brentford have had such a great season and can travel to Old Trafford full of confidence after that draw against Spurs. They’ve been very organised in recent weeks, and make it difficult for each side they face.

“I’m still going to pick United. Brentford will be difficult to break down, I’m going for 1-0.”

Mark Lawrenson - Man United 2-0 Brentford

“Manchester United are so passive at the moment that it’s hard to see them beating anyone, but maybe the Old Trafford crowd will galvanise them this time. Something has to,” Mark Lawrenson said in his weekly BBC Sport prediction piece.

“Brentford have been on an amazing run and they will pose a threat if they can get Christian Eriksen on the ball, but I’m still going for a United win even though I have been wrong before when I’ve forecast an improved performance from them.”

Paul Merson - Man United 2-2 Brentford

“Manchester United have more immediate concerns, however, and this’ll be a hard game for them,” Merson told Sportskeeda. “The way Brentford have been playing, they could pull this off.

“Who would’ve thought this was possible one, two, or ten years ago? Brentford are going to go out there expecting to win this game. They’ll have a go at Manchester United and I think they’ll cause them a few problems this weekend.”