Michael Owen states his prediction for Burnley v Man United

The former Liverpool FC striker is backing Manchester United to end their losing run at Burnley this weekend

Liverpool legend Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Michael Owen is backing Manchester United to return to winning ways at Burnley on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils have made a disappointing start to the Premier League season despite finishing in second place last term.

Manchester United were unconvincing 2-1 winners against Leicester City in their season opener at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw.

The 20-time English champions slumped to a 3-2 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion in their second Premier League fixture to heap pressure on Jose Mourinho.

The Red Devils plunged into a deeper crisis on Monday night following a 3-0 loss to title rival Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.

Burnley, meanwhile, have only managed to collect one point from their opening three Premier League fixtures.

Former Liverpool FC striker Owen believes Manchester United will secure their second Premier League victory of the 2018-19 season.

“United have lost two of their first three Premier League games and their 3-0 reverse against Spurs was Jose Mourinho’s biggest ever home defeat in all competitions as a manager,” Owen told BetVictor.

“United played well in the first half, but Harry Kane’s wonderful header was the key moment in the game and you sensed the frustration both on and off the field by the final whistle at Old Trafford.

“The Clarets have picked up just three points in their last eight league games and they face a difficult Europa League tie with AEK Athens at Turf Moor on Thursday. I think Sunday promises to be a tight tetchy affair, but I think United can bounce back from their Spurs loss.”

Manchester United signed Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, FC Porto defender Diogo Dalot and Stoke City goalkeeper Lee Grant in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge of the Old Trafford outfit.

The 20-time English champions failed to win any silverware in Mourinho’s second season in charge.

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