Liverpool or Man Utd to win? Lawro's predictions v rapper Wretch 32


Jose Mourinho parked the bus last time he took Manchester United to Anfield, but what will he do when he returns on Saturday?

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson is expecting United to have a more ambitious approach, but not by much.

Lawro said: “United are a better team now than they were last year, and I don’t see them being as negative in their outlook as they were this time last year.

“But he is never going to send them out all guns blazing. Sadio Mane is injured, but Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho will do some damage for Liverpool if United give them space, so I think Mourinho will set up his side to stop that happening.”

Lawro is going for a 1-1 draw – do you agree? You can make your own predictions now, take on Lawro and other fans, create your own league and try to make it to the top of the table by playing the new-look BBC Sport Predictor game.

Lawro picked up 110 points in week seven, which saw him climb to 11,088th place out of a total of more than 225,000 users.

He will be making a prediction for all 380 top-flight games this season, against a variety of guests.

Lawro’s opponent for this weekend’s fixtures is rapper Wretch 32.

Tottenham-born Wretch 32 describes himself as a “proper Gooner”, telling BBC Sport: “I’ve been an Arsenal fan for as long as I can remember.

“I’ve almost got too many heroes to mention, but I’ve got to start with Ian Wright. He is an absolute legend and the reason I supported Arsenal in the first place.

“I idolised him as a kid, wanted to play like him, wanted to meet him, wanted to know him, everything.

“Fast forward a few years and there are players like Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp… the list is endless.”

Wretch 32 took over the Arsenal Snapchat account for their 2-0 win over Brighton earlier this month. “That was fun and it was the result we wanted,” he said. “I had hoped for more goals but the Snapchat was going crazy and I suppose that is what I was there to do, just keep the vibe, which is what happened”

Wretch 32 took part in the Grenfell Tower charity match at Loftus Road in September – the Game 4 Grenfell.