Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Crystal Palace

The former Man United striker is backing Anthony Martial to get on the score sheet against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon

Man United striker Anthony Martial Photo: The Sport Review

Michael Owen is backing Anthony Martial to fire Manchester United to victory over Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

The France international has been in impressive form at Manchester United over the past month or so to help the Red Devils stay within touching distance of the top four.

Martial has scored six goals in eight appearances in the Premier League, netting in six of his last seven outings to prove to be Manchester United’s form player.

The 22-year-old was on the score sheet in their last Premier League outing before the international break after Martial’s consolation goal in a 3-1 loss to Manchester City.

The Red Devils are toiling in eighth place in the Premier League table and seven points behind Tottenham Hotspur, who occupy the final Champions League spot.

Manchester United will welcome Crystal Palace to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon as Jose Mourinho’s side look to return to winning ways after their derby disappointment.

The Red Devils have never lost to Crystal Palace in the Premier League, which should give Manchester United plenty of confidence ahead of the top-flight clash.

Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Manchester United striker Anthony Martial to get on the score sheet against Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

“Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 20 league games against Palace and it is hard to make a case for the Eagles who have never beaten United in the Premier League,” Owen told BetVictor.

“Roy Hodgson’s side haven’t won in their last seven and the game could see Anthony Martial become just the fourth player to score in six successive PL games for the club alongside Eric Cantona, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Cristiano Ronaldo – some company that!”

Manchester United finished in second spot in the Premier League table last term but ended up 19 points behind Manchester City.

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