Michael Owen has said that Liverpool’s “pace and aggression” will prove too much for Manchester United in the Premier League clash between the sides on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp’s side, who sit top of the table and are yet to drop a point this term, travel to Old Trafford on Sunday to face a United side that sit 12th following a poor start to the season.
The Red Devils have suffered with injury problems throughout the campaign so far – with David de Gea’s groin problem the latest on that list – but recent reports have indicated that they should welcome back key players for Sunday.
According to Owen, however, Liverpool will still have too much for their hosts even if the Red Devils do receive an injury boost.
“Manchester United have won just two of their last 13 league games and a barometer of their performance at St James’ Park last time was that central defender Harry Maguire had more touches (4) in the Magpies penalty area than any other United player,” the pundit told BetVictor.
“Liverpool will equal Manchester City’s record of 18 successive league wins if they win at Old Trafford. Jurgen Klopp’s side have ridden their luck in recent weeks, but I expect them to have too much pace and aggression for this United side.
“Although, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hopeful that he can call on the services of at least a couple of his key players returning from injury or illness.”