Michael Owen makes bold prediction about Man United, Tottenham’s seasons
Michael Owen says both Tottenham and Manchester United are in with a chance of winning the Premier League this season
Michael Owen believes that Manchester United and Tottenham are still capable of winning the Premier League title this season.
The Red Devils finally returned to winning ways in the top flight on Sunday afternoon as they snatched a 1-0 win against Liverpool at Anfield to move up to fifth place in the table and seven points behind leaders Arsenal heading into this weekend’s round of fixtures.
Louis van Gaal’s side have struggled to find consistent form in recent weeks and have only won three of their last 10 Premier League games.
United are preparing to host Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
Spurs, meanwhile, are currently fourth and five points behind Arsenal heading into this weekend’s round of games.
And former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Owen feels that both Spurs and the Red Devils are still in with a chance of winning the title this season.
Owen wrote in his column for Colossus Bets: “We are now well past the halfway stage in the Premier League season – and we are still not a great deal closer to identifying the champions.
“Yes, I know that the bookmakers pretty much have it as a straight fight between Man City and Arsenal in the betting – and that will probably turn out to be the case – but both of those sides haven’t really laid down a convincing marker as yet. You only have to look at the table to see that.
“But it is also true that none of the opposition, with the exception of Leicester who have only lost two games all season, have consistently excelled either.
“And if Manchester United can still be in fifth place, just seven points off the leaders, after playing a very sterile brand of football for a while – they beat Liverpool 1-0 with their only shot on target on Sunday – it illustrates that the title is still up for grabs to a side that can put a winning run together.
“Many thought Tottenham were that team before they suffered a 1-0 home reverse to Leicester last week, and they may still well be, as that was only their third league defeat.”
Tottenham travel to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.