Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Man City

The Liverpool legend is backing a high-scoring derby between Manchester United and Manchester City

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool legend Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Michael Owen is tipping Manchester United and Manchester City to play out a high-scoring derby at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils will welcome their bitter rivals to the Theatre of Dreams following a 2-1 win against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Manchester United maintained their momentum in the Premier League following a 3-1 victory over title rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last weekend.

France international Paul Pogba produced a brilliant performance to tee up Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard for two of their three goals in north London.

Manchester United will be hoping to move to within five points of the Premier League leaders with a win against Manchester City.

The Citizens are looking to set a new Premier League record with a 14th successive top-flight victory since a 1-1 draw with Everton at The Etihad back in August.

Former Liverpool striker Owen is backing Manchester United and Manchester City to score three goals or more in an exciting derby clash at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

“I would have been more confident of United ending City’s run of successive Premier league wins, which currently stands at 13, had Paul Pogba been available but I am convinced we will see goals at Old Trafford in what promises to be a wonderful end to the weekend action,” Owen told BetVictor.

Manchester United lost 2-1 to Manchester City in their first derby meeting at Old Trafford last season.

The Red Devils were 1-0 winners against Pep Guardiola’s side in the League Cup before a goalless draw at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League back in April.

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