Michael Owen states his prediction for Leicester v Man United

The former Manchester United striker is backing Ole Gunner Solskjaer to make it win number seven in the Premier League on Sunday

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

Michael Owen is backing Manchester United to return to winning ways at Leicester City on Sunday afternoon.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer missed out on the chance to become the first Manchester United manager to win his opening seven league games in charge on Tuesday night.

Burnley were 2-0 up with three minutes left to play before Paul Pogba netted from the penalty spot and Victor Lindelof then grabbed an added-time leveller.

Manchester United missed out on the chance to move level on points with Chelsea FC after Maurizio Sarri’s side lost 4-0 at Bournemouth 24 hours later.

However, the Red Devils can temporarily hoist themselves above Arsenal when they take on Leicester in Sunday’s early kick-off before the Gunners face Manchester City later that day.

Leicester battled to a 1-1 draw with Premier League leaders Liverpool FC at Anfield in midweek after Harry Maguire cancelled out Sadio Mane’s opening goal.

Former Manchester United striker Owen is backing the Red Devils to ease to victory over Leicester on Sunday afternoon.

“Both sides came from behind to pick up a point midweek and Leicester impressed me enormously at Anfield where I felt they were good value for the draw,” Owen told BetVictor.

“That said, they have lost their last couple of home league games and I enjoy watching this new United side – something I couldn’t and wouldn’t have said earlier in the season.

“United have won their last five away games in all competitions and are clinical on the break. I feel the Red Devils will edge what promises to be a hugely entertaining game.”

Manchester United were 2-1 winners against Leicester in their meeting at Old Trafford earlier this season.

The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last three visits to the King Power Stadium after two victories and one stalemate.

Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 and have only finished in the top four twice since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.

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