Michael Owen predicting a classic when Newcastle United meet Manchester United
Michael Owen has been talking about his two favourite clubs.
The horseracing fan with such fond memories of Newcastle United and Manchester United.
In seven years combined at Newcastle United and Manchester United. Michael Owen was on top wages but only had to start 64 Premier League games, an average of only nine per season.
Despite joining Newcastle from Real Madrid in 2005 at the age of only 25, Michael Owen only scored another 32 league goals in his career before retiring.
On Sunday the two clubs meet and they both have problems.
Manchester United are looking really poor under a famous ex-player.
Whilst Newcastle United are looking far worse under another former Man Utd favourite.
Michael Owen predicts a classic at a ‘nervous, edgy St James Park’, with ‘The Magpies struggling’ under Steve Bruce and Man Utd ‘lacking quality’ under Solskjaer.
Owen predicts a goalless draw between the two teams and you can see why he might be predicting minimal goals.
Since the opening day of the season Manchester United have not scored more than one goal in any of their eight matches.
Whilst for Newcastle United it is even worse, not a single game this season have Steve Bruce’s team scored more than once and indeed they are lucky to have a total of four goals so far in the Premier League, considering just how negative Bruce’s tactics have been and so few chances created.
Will either/both teams live down to Michael Owen’s predicted performance or is either capable of better?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will see his team fall into the bottom half if losing, whilst Steve Bruce could make the short journey from second bottom to rock bottom if losing, as Watford are home to Sheffield United.
Let battle commence.
Michael Owen talking to BetVictor:
“Newcastle failed to have a shot on target in their 5-0 drubbing at the King Power on Sunday.
“Although they did play much of the game with 10 men following the red card given to Isaac Hayden.
“The Magpies are struggling to create opportunities but I think they will get a draw against Manchester United.
“In what promises to be a nervous, edgy St James Park on Sunday.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side did get a draw at home to Arsenal earlier in the week and there was no lack of effort from the hosts.
“But they lack the quality that you associate with the club and these are worrying times, arguably, for both these famous clubs.
“Tip: Under 1.5 goals 9/4.”
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