Hollywood duo predict that Canaries will enjoy huge win at Manchester United

PUBLISHED: 12:27 10 January 2020 | UPDATED: 12:53 10 January 2020

Hugh Grant, right, and Matthew McConaughey attending The Gentlemen photocall held at Empire Haymarket, London Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Hugh Grant, right, and Matthew McConaughey attending The Gentlemen photocall held at Empire Haymarket, London Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

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Hollywood royalty have backed Norwich City to enjoy a handsome win at Manchester United this weekend – with their score predictions perhaps proving they’re better off sticking to acting.

Each week BBC Sport ask some celebrities to make score prediction's for the approaching weekend's games, before comparing those prediction with that of their own pundit, Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson.

It will come as little surprise to City fans that Lawrenson has predicted that the Canaries will lose, opting for a 2-0 home triumph, but actors Hugh Grant and Matthew McConaughey were slightly bolder with their guess.

Joining forces to promote their new movie, gangster film The Gentlemen, Grant and McConaughey both backed the Canaries for a shock 8-0 victory at Old Trafford - predicting the Premier League's bottom club to pull off a huge shock.

City fans will have to wait until Saturday lunchtime's broadcast of Football Focus to learn just how serious those predictions were.

English actor Grant, best known for films such as Notting Hill and Four Weddings & a Funeral, is a Fulham fan and US star McConaughey, the lead in movies including Interstellar and Dallas Buyers Club, is a part-owner of Texas club Austin FC, which will be joining Major League Soccer in 2021.

Further evidence of how seriously the acting duo were taking their predictions can perhaps be taken from Grant offering up Burnley to win 32-1 at Chelsea.

- You can see their full predictions at BBC.co.uk/sport.

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