CAN MANCHESTER UNITED BEAT SOUTHAMPTON AT THE ST MARY’S? THIS IS WHAT OWEN THINKS

Manchester United have been unable to get a win in their last two Premier League games, and Jose Mourinho’s  side now face a tricky trip to the St Mary’s Stadium to face Southampton.

Manchester United’s form has been inconsistent this season, and the team could only get a draw at home against Crystal Palace last weekend, and nothing less than a victory against the Saints will be okay.

Southampton are in terrible form at the moment and are languishing in the relegation spot as they currently occupy 19th position.

BetVictor brand ambassador Michael Owen believes Manchester United will win this game but he’s going for a slender win of 1-0 for Jose Mourinho’s side.

He said: “Jose Mourinho continues to look disgruntled and frustrated as his charges struggle for consistency and form this year. The Red Devils are already out of the title race and look unlikely to challenge even for a top four position. United’s fantastic 2-1 come from behind win in Turin when they defeated Juventus in the Champions League is arguably the reason United are not looking for a new number one and was by far their best result in a difficult campaign.

“They managed a late winner to defeat Young Boys on Tuesday but this failed to please most and all doesn’t look well behind the scenes. With too many stars off colour the club find themselves back down in seventh place. They face a trip to the South Coast to take on Southampton who are also desperate for a win with former United great Mark Hughes now favourite to be the next manager to leave. Saints were out of luck at Leicester on Tuesday when VAR chalked off a potential winning goal in the Cup and they look a side needing a lucky break from somewhere.

“United were toothless against Palace at Old Trafford last week whilst the Saints are only off the bottom on goal difference and were once again leaking goals when beaten 3-2 at fellow strugglers Fulham. With both teams in poor form it’s the visitors who are more likely to get something out of the tie, but the game will not be pretty and is sure to be low-scoring.”