Manchester United vs Liverpool: Michael Owen gives his prediction for this weekend’s FA Cup fourth round tie

Michael Owen has predicted a defeat for Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round tie against Liverpool this weekend.

Both sides look set to lock horns again for a place in the FA Cup fifth round.

Owen who played for both clubs has backed Jurgen Klopp’s side to secure a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford, following last weekend’s goalless draw in the league.

This is what Owen told BetVictor:

“For the second time in a week, old rivals Manchester United and Liverpool face-off. This time Old Trafford is the venue with a place in the quarter finals up for the grabs.

“With that in mind, we could see quite a change in line-ups and possibly tactics. Last week’s match was a highly tactical affair and out of the two teams, United would’ve probably been happier after 90 minutes.

“Now in the cup, I think this could pan out differently. With United at home, I don’t think they’ll be willing to give up as much territory to Liverpool as they did at Anfield. If that materialises and United truly have a go, it could leave the door wide open for Liverpool to capitalise on the counter.

“With that in mind, I reckon Liverpool will get through by the narrowest of margins.”

Owen’s prediction: Manchester United 1 Liverpool 2