Michael Owen gives his prediction ahead of Manchester City clash

Manchester United will be away to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday evening, and Olé Gunnar Solskjaer’s side head into that game on a very poor run of form.

United haven’t scored a goal in their last three games in all competitions, having played a goalless draw in those games, while City have won their last 21 games in all competitions.

In his prediction for this weekend’s round of matches, former Manchester United striker Michael Owen believes that the game will be too hot for Solskjaer and his lads.

Owen told BetVictor: “Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come in for a bit of criticism in recent weeks due to his side’s under-par record against the top six.

“However, when you look at how United set up, it’s no real surprise. They simply don’t get to dictate the territory against these sides and ultimately that can lead to a stalemate.

“One side that will happily dominate possession is City, however. They can’t play any other way, so I expect United to be pinned back from the outset.

“Ole will hope his side can utilise their excellent counter-attack and I believe it’s likely they’ll score. But I just can’t see them keeping City out and think this will be the end of Manchester United’s magnificent away run.”

Owen has predicted a 3-1 win for Manchester City.