Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Brighton

The former Red Devils striker doesn't envisage Man United's winning run under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer coming to an end this weekend

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Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screengrab)

Michael Owen is backing Manchester United to beat Brighton by at least two goals at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils have a 100 per cent record since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over the reins of Manchester United from Jose Mourinho last month.

The 20-time English champions registered their biggest win of Solskjaer’s spell as interim manager so far last weekend after a 1-0 win at Manchester United.

Marcus Rashford netted a first-half winner to secure their fifth successive Premier League victory under the former Norway international.

Manchester United will welcome Brighton to Old Trafford this weekend with the chance to move to within three points of fourth-placed Chelsea FC ahead of the London derby at The Emirates in Saturday’s late kick-off.

Brighton lost 1-0 to Premier League leaders Liverpool FC at Amex Stadium last weekend after Mohamed Salah scored a first-half winner.

The Seagulls have only managed to win one of their last six Premier League games on the road.

Former Manchester United striker Owen is backing the Red Devils to ease to a comfortable home win over Brighton at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

“Manchester United continue to go from strength to strength under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer although they rode their luck in the second period, and were grateful for the brilliance of David de Gea, at Wembley on Sunday,” Owen told BetVictor.

“United have never lost a home game against Brighton in any competition (W8 D2) and I expect history to be made at Old Trafford with Solskjaer becoming the first manager of the club to win his first six league games in charge.”

Manchester United haven’t lost a Premier League game since a 3-1 loss to Liverpool FC at Anfield back in December – a result which ultimately cost Jose Mourinho his job.

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