Michael Owen reacts to Man United’s 1-1 draw with West Ham

Michael Owen says West Ham deserved a draw after Sunday's 1-1 FA Cup stalemate at Man United

Michael Owen felt West Ham United deserved a draw after Sunday’s 1-1 stalemate at Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Slaven Bilic’s side took a second-half lead after France international Dimitri Payet scored a brilliant free-kick to beat United number one David De Gea.

The Hammers couldn’t hold on to book their place in the last four, though, after Anthony Martial finished from close range following a brilliant cross from Ander Herrera.

Former United striker Owen, who won the FA Cup with Liverpool at the Millennium Stadium in 2001, delivered his verdict on the quarter-final clash at Old Trafford.

“It was a brilliant game and it was a fair result. Let’s go again at the Boleyn Ground and see who can get into the last four,” Owen told BT Sport.

“Whoever wins that game, they’ll fancy themselves to win the cup.”

The Red Devils’s 1-1 draw with West Ham brought to an end a two-game losing run for Louis van Gaal’s side.

The 20-time English champions host Liverpool in the second leg of their last-16 clash in the Europa League at Old Trafford on Thursday night.

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United lost 2-0 at Anfield following goals from Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino.

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