Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Bournemouth

The former Man United striker is tipping the Red Devils to ease to a 3-1 win against Bournemouth on Sunday

Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Michael Owen is predicting that Manchester United will ease to a 3-1 win against Bournemouth to continue their 100 per cent start under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Red Devils turned to their former striker to take over the reins from Jose Mourinho on an interim basis earlier this month following a 3-1 loss to Liverpool FC.

Solskjaer led Manchester United to an impressive 5-1 win against promoted side Cardiff City in Wales in his first game in charge to sign off for Christmas Day in style.

His first game as interim Manchester United boss at Old Trafford was a positive experience after goals from Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba sealed a 3-1 win against Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day.

Solskjaer has been handed a relatively kind start to his Manchester United reign with straightforward fixtures and that run should continue when they host Bournemouth on Saturday.

Eddie Howe’s men suffered a chastening 5-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Wednesday to lose their fourth Premier League game in their last six outings.

Former Manchester United striker Owen is tipping the Red Devils to ease to a 3-1 win against Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

“Eight goals and six points for United since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over the managerial reins at Old Trafford and Paul Pogba (two goals and two assists) has looked a different player under the Norwegian,” Owen told BetVictor.

“Bournemouth conceded five at Spurs on Boxing Day and have never won at Old Trafford in their seven previous visits in all competitions. United to maintain their good recent record against the Cherries.”

Manchester United interim boss Solskjaer is looking to become only the third head coach to win his first three league games after Sir Matt Busby and Mourinho.

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