Liverpool are eight factors clear on the high of the Premier League desk with a 100 per cent file from their opening eight matches, whereas United’s struggles have continued on from the top of final season.
Calls for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dismissal are rising ever louder, with the Red Devils sitting down in 12th and simply two factors off the relegation zone.
United’s woeful 1-Zero defeat away to Newcastle highlighted the the dimensions of the duty at hand for Solskjaer and Owen has revealed a damning stat which sums up the extent of their issues.
Incredibly, central defender Harry Maguire had extra touches (4) contained in the opposition penalty space than some other United participant on the pitch at St James’ Park.
The former England striker, who controversially turned out for each Liverpool and United throughout his taking part in days, has additionally predicted a snug victory for the Merseyside giants.
‘Manchester United have won just two of their last 13 league games (D5 L6) and a barometer of their performance at St James’ Park final time was that central defender Harry Maguire had extra touches (4) within the Magpies penalty space than some other United participant,’ Owen instructed BetVictor.
‘Liverpool will equal Manchester City’s file of 18 successive league wins in the event that they win at Old Trafford.
‘Jurgen Klopp’s aspect have ridden their luck in current weeks, however I count on them to have an excessive amount of tempo and aggression for this United aspect, though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will probably be hopeful that he can name on the providers of a minimum of a few his key gamers getting back from damage or sickness.’
Despite their depressing run of type, Solskjaer insists the clash with Liverpool comes at a ‘perfect’ time for United.
‘That’s an ideal recreation for us,’ the Norwegian stated after United’s defeat at Newcastle.
‘The international break is also at the perfect time because their heads need a bit of airing. It doesn’t assist having a gathering tomorrow.
‘They will go away with their nationwide groups, meet their team-mates and are available again recent.
‘We have had fun collectively, we have now ready because the first day of pre-season, we have now caught to the identical ideas.
‘We have not got the result today but we have to keep carrying on.’