Former Manchester United man Michael Owen has predicted what he thinks will be the result of the clash with Tottenham in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho’s men travel to Wembley on the 31st of January in the hopes of keeping their recent winning run going against the fifth placed side.
A win is the only acceptable result if United hope to close the 12 point gap on league leaders and fierce rivals Manchester City.
Spurs meanwhile are chasing Champions League football with their current position sure to be considered a step back from their past two seasons.
Owen has featured for the Red Devils during top of the table clashes and knows exactly what it’s like to play in high pressured environments.
According to the Sport Review, Michael said to BetVictor: “Spurs have won their last two home league games against Manchester United but the Red Devils have won their last six at Wembley scoring at least twice in each of those games.
“Harry Kane has currently scored 99 PL goals and the great Alan Shearer scored his 100th PL goal against United. I expect to see a hugely entertaining game, which could go either way, but the hosts get a narrow vote in a fixture that should see goals.”
Although Tottenham are the hosts in this fixture, they’re technically not at home given that they temporarily play their games in Wembley.
Manchester United will be hoping to capitalise on this uncomfortable feeling for Mauricio Pochettino’s men and continue to apply pressure to Manchester City.
With just 14 matches left, time is running out for Mourinho’s side to turn things around in their favour and know a win is necessary if there’s any hope of winning the title.
City will be facing relegation candidates West Brom at the same time as the top six clash and will know that should they lose and United win, the gap will close to nine points.
The Red Devils won’t face their cross-town rivals in the Premier League until April and can potentially turn the season around if all goes well.