Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson predicts Manchester United v Club Brugge

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Paul Merson believes Manchester United will have enough to see off Club Brugge.

Pundit Paul Merson has told Sky Sports that Manchester United should have enough to beat Club Brugge in the Champions League tonight.

United have made a solid if unspectacular opening to the Premier League season, beating both Tottenham and Aston Villa 1-0 so far.

Adnan Januzaj's goal against Villa on Friday night gave United all three points, but now Louis van Gaal's men turn their attention to the Champions League.

The Red Devils host Club Brugge tonight in the first leg of their Champions League qualifying clash, with fans delighted to see the return of European football having gone without it last season.

Understandably, United are heavy favourites to see off their Belgian counterparts, and Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believes that whilst United haven't been impressive in the Premier League yet, they will have enough quality to see off Club Brugge at Old Trafford.

"Club Brugge have started the season badly and even though I don’t think Man United have played that well they should have enough to win," said "I’m expecting another cagey one from Louis van Gaal’s side. Even though United haven’t done well they’ve been solid at the back," he added.

Club Brugge know that they are major underdogs, but they will surely set up to defend and stifle United in the first leg. If they can stay in the tie for the return leg in Belgium, they will be confident of springing one of the biggest shocks in recent Champions League history.

Van Gaal should have enough firepower in his side to establish a comfortable first leg lead though, with striker Wayne Rooney in desperate need of a goal after a poor start to the season. This may be the perfect chance for the England international to get off the mark.

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