Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov expects a tough test against Leicester City this weekend.
The Foxes are currently third in the league table after an unbeaten start to the campaign under Brendan Rodgers.
Rodgers’ side will be high in confidence at Old Trafford, coming off the back of two consecutive wins against Sheffield United and Bournemouth.
Meanwhile, the Reds have collected just five points from their opening four games, their worst start to a league season since 1992-1993.
Despite United’s faulty start to the season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Berbatov has backed a home win on Saturday.
“It will be interesting to see which United players go looking for the ball on Saturday. I really hope they start as if they’re desperate to win,” Berbatov told Betfair as quoted by the Metro.
“An early goal would ease the tension but Maguire and his team-mates will need to keep it tight at the back, as they failed to hold on to the lead at Southampton. ‘I’m backing United to win a close match and, as they’ve only kept one clean sheet so far, will go with 2-1 as the score.”
Many have Leicester the surprise favourites for this one because of their impressive start to the season and superiority in the midfield battle.
In reality, it’s not really a game Solskjaer can afford to lose as the Foxes would already pull six points ahead of United with victory in their own fight for the European places.
United are eighth, and despite it being the early stages of the season, Solskjaer needs to start building some momentum to climb up the league table.