Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Tottenham

Former Man United striker Michael Owen is backing Spurs to secure a point at Old Trafford on Wednesday night

Michael Owen
Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen (Photo: BT Sport)

Michael Owen is tipping Tottenham Hotspur to secure a point against Manchester United when Jose Mourinho returns to Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

Spurs are on a three-game winning run in all competitions since Mourinho took over the reins at the north London side from his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino.

Mourinho’s appointment at Tottenham ended his 12-month hiatus from Premier League football after Manchester United sacked the Portuguese head coach last December.

Spurs have beaten West Ham United, Olympiakos and Bournemouth in Mourinho’s opening three games in charge, scoring 10 goals in the process.

The Lilywhites have hoisted themselves above Manchester United and into fifth spot in the Premier League table – a mere six points adrift of Mourinho’s other former club Chelsea FC in fourth spot.

Manchester United have only managed to win two of their last six Premier League games to heap pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Red Devils were held to successive stalemates by promoted sides Sheffield United and Aston Villa in their last two Premier League games.

Former Manchester United striker Owen is backing Tottenham to secure a valuable point at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

“United shared four goals and the points with Villa on Sunday and it would not surprise me if we saw a similar result midweek when Jose Mourinho returns to Old Trafford for the first time since being sacked as United manager 12 months ago,” Owen told BetVictor.

“Both teams have scored and conceded in their last four games while Spurs have shipped two goals in all three fixtures since the Portuguese boss replaced Mauricio Pochettino in north London.

“It promises to be a terrific occasion and one I see finishing with honours even.”

Spurs were 3-0 winners in their last trip to Old Trafford when Mourinho was in charge of Manchester United last term.

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