Michael Owen states his prediction for Bournemouth v Man United

Michael Owen is backing Manchester United to return to winning ways against Bournemouth on Saturday evening

Michael Owen is backing Manchester United to bounce back to winning ways when they travel to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

The Red Devils are aiming to respond in the top flight after the disappointment of their 3-2 loss at Wolfburg on Tuesday night, which confirmed their Champions League elimination.

United have been struggling to find consistent form in recent weeks and were held to a goalless draw by West Ham United at Old Trafford last weekend.

Bournemouth, meanwhile, have had a week to prepare for the game after their impressive 1-0 win at defending champions Chelsea last Saturday.

Former Red Devils striker Owen is expecting Louis van Gaal’s men to respond to their midweek disappointment by claiming three points, but not before being thoroughly tested by Bournemouth.

Owen wrote in his column for Colossus Bets: “Among the favourites for relegation at the start of the season, Bournemouth are coming here in their best form of the campaign following high-scoring draws against Swansea and Everton, and that 1-0 win at Chelsea last Saturday.

“And they could well be meeting Manchester United at the best time, too, after their exit from the Champions League on Tuesday and their well-documented scoring problems before that.

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“But let’s not lose sight of the fact that United have only lost twice in the league, and conceded only 10 goals in 15 games.

“I take United to win 2-1 or 1-0, with 1-1 included as a nod to Bournemouth’s good recent form.”

United head into the game in fourth place in the Premier League and three points behind leaders Leicester City.

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