Owen makes prediction ahead of Spurs vs Man Utd clash
Posted On June 19, 2020
Michael Owen predicts that Man Utd will continue their pre-lockdown run of results by beating Tottenham on Friday night.
Both sides welcome back all of their injured players with Spurs previously missing the likes of Harry Kane, while Man Utd had to cope without Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba.
The Red Devils were on an 11-match unbeaten run before the season came to halt due to the coronavirus pandemic and Owen thinks Man Utd will continue where they left off when they face Jose Mourinho’s side on Friday.
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“Spurs drew with Burnley last time out and find themselves in eighth place, four points adrift of fifth-placed United and seven behind Chelsea in fourth, so a win is absolutely vital to their top-four chances,” Owen told BetVictor.
“They will have been buoyed by the return to fitness of their main man Harry Kane although they will certainly miss the suspended Dele Alli.
“United fans are likely to be licking their lips at the prospect of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes starting together for the first time in what could become a midfield partnership to compare with any other in world football. They will also be delighted to see Marcus Rashford back and fit again.
“Manchester United’s form was improving drastically before the Premier League break. They went five games unbeaten in the league, including wins over Chelsea and Manchester City whereas Spurs seemed to be going in the opposite direction.
“Assuming that both teams pick up where they left off, I fancy United to secure a solid away win.”