Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Tottenham
The former Liverpool striker believes Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur will play out a thriller at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon
Michael Owen is tipping Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur to play out an end-to-end clash at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
The north London side make the long trip to the Theatre of Dreams following a thrilling 4-1 victory over top-four rivals Liverpool at Wembley last weekend.
Harry Kane scored either side of half-time, while goals from Son Heung-min and Dele Alli sealed three points at the home of English football.
Tottenham, though, lost 1-0 at Manchester United last season before Spurs were 3-0 winners against the Red Devils in their last-ever Premier League game at White Hart Lane.
Mancheter United, on the other hand, have failed to win their last two games following a 0-0 stalemate with Liverpool before a shock 2-1 defeat by promoted outfit Huddersfield Town.
However, the Red Devils won six of their opening seven Premier League games before their mini slump.
Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Owen believes both teams will score at Old Trafford this weekend in an open game.
“Spurs were magnificent last weekend against Liverpool and were ruthless in their 4-1 defeat of The Reds at Wembley,” Owen told BetVictor.
“However, they continue to struggle for consistency and let a two-goal lead slip midweek against rivals West Ham in the Carabao Cup.
“United were left shocked after their 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield Town and I wouldn’t be surprised if Jose Mourinho brought out his own version of the hairdryer in West Yorkshire.
“I expect it to be end-to-end stuff at Old Trafford and expect both sides to find the scoresheet in Saturday’s early kick-off.”
Manchester United are in second place in the Premier League table but level on points with Tottenham in the title race.
The Red Devils are looking to win their first Premier League title in 2013.