Michael Owen states prediction for Man United v Tottenham

The former Liverpool and Manchester United striker is anticipating a close affair at Old Trafford

Michael Owen is anticipating a “close affair” between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils are nine points behind fourth-placed Arsenal in the Premier League table after a run of three successive top-flight stalemates with the Gunners, West Ham United and Everton.

The 20-time English champions were 2-0 winners against Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk on Thursday night ahead of Manchester United’s top-four clash thanks to goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Tottenham have produced some decent form in the Premier League in recent weeks after a 5-0 win against struggling Welsh side Swansea City at the White Hart Lane last weekend.

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Owen delivered his thoughts on the intriguing Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

“Harry Kane has scored seven times in his last six Premier League fixtures but has yet to find the back of the United net in five previous games; if the United defence can keep Kane quiet that might be the key in what promises to be a cracking game,” Owen told BetVictor.

“Defeat for either team would be a major blow to their title or, indeed, top four challenge and I expect to see goals at a premium in a tight, close affair.”

Manchester United are in sixth place in the Premier League table and 13 points behind leaders Arsenal.

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The Red Devils finished in fifth place in the top-flight table under Mourinho’s predecessor Louis van Gaal last term.

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