TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Michael Owen gave his predictions for the Manchester City vs Manchester United derby match in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium, Sunday night, March 6 2022. The former striker did not favor Man United, which was his former club.
Michael Owen thinks Man City has not always shown their best performance this season, including when they beat Everton 1-0 in the previous match.
“City were not at their best against Everton but they did what champions do and that is winning games,” said Owen, who played for United in 2009-12.
He was also impressed by the individual quality of the Citizens players. “I have to talk about (Jack) Grealish’s goal against Peterborough in the FA Cup,” Owen said.
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“I’m not sure what was better, a pass from (Phil) Foden or a first touch from Grealish. Absolutely incredible.”
Owen assessed that MU’s performance was not bad, especially entering 2022. However, he did not expect them to win the match later.
“It’s been a great few weeks for United, they have had some tough games,” he said.
“They have a habit in recent seasons of getting positive results at the Etihad, but I can’t see that this season.”
“City will be too strong, too focused for United here and they will control this game. United will score, but City will win 3-1.”
Manchester City currently tops the Premier League standings with 66 points. Man United is in fourth place with 47 points. In the first round meeting, at Old Trafford, Man City beat MU 2-0.
The match Manchester City vs Manchester United will take place on Sunday night, starting at 23.30 WIB, with a live broadcast SCTV.
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