Michael Owen reacts to Man United’s 2-1 win over Anderlecht in extra time

The former Manchester United striker wasn't too impressed with Jose Mourinho's side after a nervy Europa League performance

BT Sport pundit Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Michael Owen admitted that Manchester United produced a nervous performance after a 2-1 extra-time win against Anderlecht at Old Trafford on Thursday night.

The Red Devils earned a 1-1 draw with the Belgian side in the first leg last week before Anderlecht made the trip to Manchester.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan broke the deadlock in Belgium and the summer signing was on the mark again at Old Trafford with a first-half opener.

The Armenia international managed to get on the end of Marcus Rashford’s cross to hand Manchester United a 2-1 aggregate lead.

However, Anderlecht midfielder Sofiane Hanni equalised with a close-range finish to restore parity on the night and in the last-eight tie.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered an injury at the end of the 90 minutes to deliver a blow to Manchester United’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals.

However, England striker Marcus Rashford scored a 107th-minute winner at Old Trafford to secure their place in Friday’s last-four draw.

Speaking to BT Sport about Manchester United’s performance, Owen said:

“It was a nervy night. There has been a couple of these type of performances in the Europa League from Manchester United.

“You always feel as they are just going to get through all the time.”

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