Michael Owen sends warning to Man United about this winger

The former Manchester United striker is backing Jose Mourinho's side

Michael Owen believes Wilfried Zaha will be desperate to prove a point to Manchester United when Crystal Palace make the trip to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

The Ivory Coast international was one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s last signings of his decorated 25-year reign after the Red Devils signed Zaha in a £10m deal from Palace in 2013.

However, the African winger failed to establish himself under David Moyes before he was sent out on loan to Cardiff City for the second half of the 2013-14 season.

Louis van Gaal permitted Zaha to return to his boyhood club on a season-long loan for the 2014-15 campaign before Palace re-signed the attacker in a £3m deal in the 2014 summer transfer window.

The 24-year-old has been one of the Premier League’s most-exciting stars this season after a return of seven goals and nine assists in 36 Premier League games.

Writing in his Bet Victor column about Manchester United’s home clash against Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon, Owen warned the Red Devils about Zaha.

“Jose Mourinho suggested after the draw with Southampton earlier in the week, that he would field a weakened side against the Eagles and, with that in mind, this is a difficult game to predict,” Owen said.

“Palace Player of the Season Wilfried Zaha has had a great season and he will want to show everyone at United just what might have been.”

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