Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Burnley
The former Manchester United striker is tipping Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's winning run to continue on Tuesday night
Michael Owen is tipping Manchester United to record their ninth successive win under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when Burnley make the trip to Old Trafford on Tuesday night,
The former Norway international has a perfect record in charge of the 20-time English champions following his appointment as interim manager last month.
Solskjaer’s side were 3-1 winners against Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday night thanks to goals from Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial.
Manchester United have now beaten both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in north London since Solksjaer took over the reins of the club in mid-December.
Solskjaer is looking to become the first manager in Manchester United’s history to win his opening seven league games in charge at Old Trafford.
Standing in the retired striker’s way of a record feat is Burnley, who are unbeaten in their last four games to hoist themselves out of the relegation zone.
Sean Dyche’s side have collected 10 points from a possible 12 to give the Burnley manager some much-needed respite from the mounting pressure.
However, former Manchester United striker Owen is backing the Red Devils to end Burnley’s unbeaten run and preserve Solskjaer’s 100 per cent record on Tuesday night.
“Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will become the first ever manager in the history of the Premier League to win his first seven league games if the Red Devils beat Burnley at Old Trafford – an extraordinary achievement irrespective of what games the fixture list has thrown up,” Owen told BetVictor.
“United are unbeaten in their last 19 home games against the Clarets in all competitions and the players will be aware of what record the Norwegian will break if they keep the points.
“Irrespective of the result at the Emirates in the FA Cup on Friday night, I expect history to be made at Old Trafford.”
Manchester United were 2-0 winners against Burnley at Turf Moor earlier this season thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s two goals.