Michael Owen thinks that Sheffield United will get a point against his former team Manchester United.
The Blades host Man United in the Premier League on Sunday. It’s the first game for both sides following the international break.
After 12 matches the newly promoted outfit actually sit a point and two places ahead of the Red Devils in the table. This is after beating Arsenal and drawing at Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur already this season.
It is this impressive form that has lead Owen to the conclusion that the spoils will be shared at Bramall Lane this weekend.
“Sheffield United have been the surprise package of the season. Bramall Lane looks sure to be rocking for the visit of Manchester United, who have picked up just five points from their six away league games this term,” the former striker wrote in his BetVictor blog.
“Few would have predicted that the Blades would be looking down on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in the table at the end of November and I believe they will maintain the one-point gap between the sides following a low-scoring draw.”
Is Michael Owen right about Manchester United?
The team Owen played for between 2009 and 2012 have certainly been in disappointing form again this term.
Solskjaer’s men have already lost four league games, including away ties at West Ham United, Newcastle United and Bournemouth. Crystal Palace have also beaten them at Old Trafford.
However, results have improved in recent times, losing only one of their last seven in all competitions. That includes beating Norwich City and Brighton and Hove Albion in the league and knocking Chelsea out of the Carabao Cup. They also won home and away against Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League.
As for the Blades, they have actually got a better record on the road than at home. They are unbeaten in all six away matches in the top flight in 2019/20.
Yet they have lost three times at Bramall Lane – although were 3-0 victors over Burnley last time out there.