Michael Owen slams two top Man United stars for missed chances against Watford 

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Michael Owen was disappointed and surprised at how wasteful Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo were against Watford on Saturday. 

United played a goalless draw against the Hornets, despite boasting superior possession and chances created.

The Red Devils had a total of 22 attempts on goal, but only three of them were on target.

Ronaldo and Fernandes were particularly bad in front of goal, with the pair missing a handful of clear-cut chances to put United ahead.

After the game, Owen couldn’t hide his disappointment at the two of them, and said he was surprised by the misses they both recorded. 

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He told Premier League Productions, “If you were going to say to me that they were going to get chances and the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Fernandes were going to miss a lot of them, I’d find it hard to believe.

“Because they are two of the most clinical people, certainly Ronaldo, he’s had a whole career of being extremely efficient and clinical in front of goal.

“Of course, some of the younger players, if they miss the odd chance you expect it but Ronaldo who virtually puts everything he looks at into the back of the net.

“So it is very strange how they’re missing a lot of chances – a couple today that you would expect of him to have scored, certainly Bruno Fernandes to have scored, but they’re not hitting the back of the net with enough regularity.”