Former Manchester United and Liverpool star, Michael Owen, has weighed in on the recent encounter between both his former sides.
United beat Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday, to knock them out of the FA Cup, and progress to the Fifth round.
Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood were all on the score sheet for United on the evening, while Mohamed Salah scored a brace in the 3-2 win.
It was Liverpool’s third defeat in 2021, including losses to Southampton and Burnley too, while United have been solid and better after their early season slump.
And Owen believes the difference between the two sides going into Sunday’s clash was their respective forms.
Reacting to the game post-match, the former striker said, “It was open.
“I suppose from Liverpool’s point of view it was a disappointing result, however, scoring two goals that will delight Jurgen Klopp. Mo Salah with both of them.
“I think today the difference with the two sides: one is very confident, on a great run of form at the moment and the other just having a bit of a blip. That almost played out.”
Owen added, “He [Salah] will be disappointed to score two goals and still not be on the winning side but then super sub [Fernandes] came on.
“He’s not normally a sub but he’s a game changer alright. Great free-kick.”
United will be facing West Ham in the next stage of the competition, and they will be positive of their chances, after beating the Hammers 3-1 in the league earlier this season.