Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Everton

The Liverpool FC legend is backing Manchester United to ease to a narrow win over Everton on Sunday

Man United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: Uefa handout

Michael Owen is predicting that Manchester United will come out on top in a narrow Premier League clash against Everton on Sunday evening.

The Red Devils have struggled under Jose Mourinho over the past couple of months to heap pressure on the Portuguese head coach at Old Trafford.

Manchester United suffered a 1-0 loss to Serie A giants Juventus in the Champions League group stage at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

Argentina international Paulo Dybala scored a first-half winner to expose Manchester United’s deficiencies at the back and in midfield.

The Red Devils have only managed to win one of their last seven games in all competitions to fuel speculation linking Zinedine Zidane with Mourinho’s job.

Manchester United came from 2-0 down to rescue a 3-2 win over Newcastle United at Old Trafford before the international break.

Mourinho’s squad proved that they are still behind their manager after fighting back from a 1-0 deficit to secure a 2-2 draw with third-placed Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

Former Liverpool FC and Manchester United striker Owen is backing the Red Devils to emerge victorious in a low-scoring game against Everton at Old Trafford in Sunday’s late kick-off.

“Everton have won their last three Premier League games, but they are without a win in their last seven against United in all competitions and the hosts won the corresponding game 4-0 last season,” Owen told BetVictor.

“Marco Silva’s side are improving but United played very well at Stamford Bridge in the second half last weekend and Jose Mourinho will demand his side start better than they did either at Chelsea or against Newcastle in their last home game.”

Manchester United are in tenth place in the Premier League table and 10 points behind leaders Manchester City and Liverpool FC.

The Red Devils are already facing a battle to secure a top-four finish this term given Manchester United are eight points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal.

Manchester United will take on Everton this weekend before the Red Devils make the long trip to Bournemouth on Saturday 3 November.

Mourinho’s side are in second place in their Champions League group but five points adrift of Serie A giants Juventus.

The Red Devils will make the trip to Turin in their next European fixture, having won against Juventus in their last two meetings in Italy.

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