Michael Owen states his prediction for Crystal Palace v Man United

The former Man United striker is tipping Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to secure his ninth league win in 11 outings

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screengrab)

Michael Owen is backing Manchester United to return to winning ways with a win against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.

The Red Devils managed to secure a point in a goalless draw with Premier League leaders Liverpool FC at Old Trafford at the weekend.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to substitute Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard in the first half as the home side struggled with mounting injury problems.

The 20-time English champions could be without nine first-team players for their trip to Selhurst Park in midweek.

Manchester United are in fifth place and a point adrift of Arsenal, who occupy the final Champions League qualification spot.

Crystal Palace have one of the worst home records in the Premier League this season after winning just three of their 13 fixtures.

And former Manchester United striker Owen is backing the Red Devils to secure three points in the English capital on Wednesday night.

“Manchester United have never lost to Crystal Palace in the Premier League (W15 D4) and they travel to Selhurst Park having won their last seven away games in all competitions,” Owen told BetVictor.

“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to field a patched-up side after picking up three first-half injuries against Liverpool in their goalless draw on Sunday, but I feel they will have the strength in depth to maintain their excellent recent run on the road.

“Palace were outstanding at the King Power Stadium at the weekend, but the Eagles have only scored nine goals at Selhurst Park in the league this season and I expect United to take all three points despite their injury concerns.”

Crystal Palace will approach the midweek clash in confident mood after their 4-1 victory over Leicester City.

Manchester United appointed Solskjaer as their interim manager in December after the Red Devils parted company with Jose Mourinho.

The 20-time English champions lost 2-0 to Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash earlier this month.

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