Manchester United’s clash with arch-rivals Liverpool is the pick of another enthralling weekend of Premier League action, with Michael Owen predicting scorelines for each fixture
Michael Owen has backed Liverpool to prey on Manchester United’s defensive frailties and pick up a narrow win at Old Trafford on Sunday evening.
Neither side was especially convincing in Champions League action, but Jurgen Klopp’s side were likely happier with their performance than the Red Devils were with theirs.
United found themselves 2-0 down at half-time at home to their Italian opposition and it took a dramatic turnaround completed by Cristiano Ronaldo to clinch victory.
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Owen – who played for both teams during his decorated career – anticipates Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will need to make drastic tactical changes after his side lost their lost top-flight fixture 4-2 at Leicester City.
But the former England striker admits United may find it impossible to contain Salah, who has scored 12 goals in 11 games this season.
“They created some chances but defensively it was far too easy for Leicester to create chances and to play through the United press. They looked too open for me, so Solskjaer will need to adjust the balance of this side.
“There’s only place to start when it comes to Liverpool, Mo Salah. He’s surely the best player in the world right now and that goal last week was sublime. He’s been virtually unplayable this season, so this is a huge ask for the United defence to keep him quiet.
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“United will no doubt play better than they did last week, but I still think the Reds can get the win. I’ll say 2-1, will Mo Salah be one of the scorers?”
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Owen backed the Irons to win the London derby 2-1 and the Foxes to win on the other side of the capital via the same scoreline.