Michael Owen delivers prediction for Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur

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Manchester United welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Old Trafford in what is shaping up to be a crucial fixture in the race for the top four.

Manchester United are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table, while seventh-placed Tottenham are two points behind the Red Devils, but with two games in hand.

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen has backed Manchester United to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1.

“This is the start of a huge week for United, with the second leg against Atletico Madrid coming on Tuesday. The performance in the second half against City was nowhere near good enough, but there were some positives in the first. Jadon Sancho took his goal brilliantly and looks like he’s beginning to settle in this side,” Owen told BetVictor.

“Spurs are such a hard side to predict under Conte. I didn’t see that 5-0 win over Everton coming, but some of Spurs’ play was superb, even if Everton did make it easy for them. The one massive positive of late though, is Harry Kane’s form. He’s been brilliant, both in terms of scoring and creating chances. Kane is such a complete striker and it’s great to see him get back to his best.

“Man United desperately need to win this. I can’t see much in this one, but I think United will edge it. 2-1.”