Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Sheffield Utd

Michael Owen is not expecting to see an FA Cup upset when Manchester United host Sheffield United on Saturday

Michael Owen is expecting to see Manchester United claim a straight forward victory against Sheffield United in the FA Cup third round on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils head into the game looking to build on their 2-1 Premier League victory over Swansea City at Old Trafford last weekend.

United have struggled to find consistent form in recent weeks and their win over the Swans was their first victory in eight attempts in all competitions.

However, former Red Devils and England striker Owen is fully expecting to see Louis van Gaal’s men claim a comfortable win over the Blades at Old Trafford and book their place in the fourth round of the competition.

Owen wrote on his blog for Bet Victor: “The Blades have a fine recent record in Cup competitions but I don’t expect to see a shock at Old Trafford in a game I shall be covering with BT Sport.

“After a good December Nigel Adkins’ team disappointed in a vital League One clash with Peterborough last weekend and I expect the Red Devils to be too good for the south Yorkshire outfit and make it safely through to the fourth round.”

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United, who finished fourth in Van Gaal’s first season in charge at Old Trafford, were eliminated from the Champions League at the group stage last month after losing to Wolfsburg.

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