Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Tottenham

The Liverpool FC legend believes Tottenham Hotspur will secure a positive result against Manchester United on Monday night

Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Michael Owen believes Tottenham Hotspur will leave Old Trafford with a positive result against Manchester United on Monday night.

Spurs will be looking to heap further misery on Manchester United following the Red Devils’ surprise loss at Brighton last weekend.

Jose Mourinho’s side were 2-1 winners against Leicester City at Old Trafford following goals from Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw.

Manchester United slumped to a 3-2 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion at Amex Stadium despite goals from Romelu Lukaku and Pogba.

Tottenham, on the other hand, have made a perfect start so far following victories over Fulham and Newcastle.

However, Manchester United have won both of their Premier League fixtures against Tottenham at Old Trafford since Mourinho took over the reins in May 2016.

Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Tottenham to secure a positive result against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday night.

“I expect to see a much-improved United performance back at Old Trafford to the one which saw them lose so tamely at Brighton, but is this current United side good enough to get a result against this talented Spurs side?” Owen told BetVictor.

“United got off to a flying start with an third minute penalty against Leicester on the opening day of the season and you wonder if the Old Trafford faithful will get restless if they don’t see another early goal against Spurs.

“Spurs have not been at their very best in picking up maximum points so far this term, but this will be a serious test of their title credentials. If there is to be a winner on Monday I feel it will be Mauricio Pochettino’s side.”

Manchester United ended up in second place in the Premier League table last term to secure their best finish since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.

The Red Devils failed to win a trophy in Mourinho’s second season in charge following a 1-0 loss to Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final at Wembley back in May.

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