Michael Owen states his prediction for Arsenal v Man United
The ex-Man United striker is backing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side to beat Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday night
Michael Owen is backing Manchester United to extend their winning run at Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday night.
The Red Devils will make the trip to The Emirates looking to record an incredible eighth successive win under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Norwegian manager has made a flawless start to his Manchester United reign after the Molde boss led his former club to six Premier League victories on the trot.
Manchester United booked their place in the FA Cup fourth round after a 2-0 win against Championship side Reading at Old Trafford earlier this month.
Solskjaer passed his first big test as Manchester United manager when Marcus Rashford’s first-half winner sealed a 1-0 victory over Tottenham at Wembley.
The Norwegian head coach will now look to record a north London double when Manchester United make the long trip to Arsenal in the FA Cup third round.
Arsenal will be buoyed by a resounding 2-0 victory over Chelsea FC at The Emirates last weekend to do themselves and Manchester United a big favour in the top-four race.
Former Manchester United striker Owen is tipping the Red Devils to continue their winning run with a fourth-round victory over Arsenal.
“These two great clubs have played each other 14 times previously in the FA Cup and they have eliminated each other seven times apiece,” Owen told BetVictor.
“On the last three occasions Arsenal have knocked out United (2003 Fifth Round, 2005 Final and 2015 Quarter-Final) the Gunners have gone on to lift the trophy, but I fancy United to go marching on under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“It was hard not to be impressed with Arsenal against Chelsea at the Emirates last weekend. The Gunners played with intensity and pace from the opening whistle and ran out emphatic winners against a disappointing Blues’ side.
“United look full of goals at present, however, with Marcus Rashford scoring in his last four Premier League games.
“I expect to see a cracking Cup tie, but it is United who I feel will make it through to the fifth round.”
Arsenal and Manchester United are level on points in the Premier League table in fifth and sixth place respectively.
The two clubs played out a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in December.