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
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.
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.”