Crystal Palace vs Manchester United: Michael Owen shares his prediction

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen has backed Manchester United to bounce back from the disappointing 2-2 draw at home to Southampton with a victory away to Crystal Palace.

“Crystal Palace have now suffered five straight defeats in the Premier League,” the ex-England and United forward said.

“Their misery of a 2-0 away loss to Aston Villa on Sunday was compounded by the late sending off of Christian Benteke for kicking out petulantly after the final whistle and Roy Hodgson will now be without his striker for the remainder of the season.

“Manchester United, on the other hand, are in great form at the moment albeit they will have been very disappointed to have conceded a goal in added time against Southampton at Old Trafford on Monday evening, they’ve given themselves a great chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season.

“They are currently unbeaten in 18 games with 11 of those in the Premier League and it’s difficult to see Crystal Palace causing United any kind of problems in what I see as a Thursday night stroll for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.”

The Red devils will be looking to extend our 18 games unbeaten run, and most importantly boost our top-four chances when we play against the Eagles at Selhurst Park.