Ex-Manchester United striker Michael Owen is expecting his former club to secure a narrow victory when they take on Roma in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final tomorrow night.
With the first fixture being at Old Trafford, some are concerned that the Red Devils’ relatively poor home performances this season could hinder them but Owen feels their recent record on their ground should give them confidence:
“It’s now 10 home matches unbeaten for the Red Devils, and on a night where I think goals will be at a premium, I reckon it’ll be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side that go into the second leg with a slight advantage.”
Owen has gone for a 1-0 win to United, which would be a decent result with no away goal being conceded. Solskjaer‘s men are strong favourites for this tie with their opponents currently seventh in Serie A.
The Giallorossi have not won in four games and they have only kept one clean sheet in their last ten fixtures, which suggests they could be there for the taking if United turn up.
The Manchester club’s inconsistency means they can be frustrating to watch at times but fans are hoping they will be firing on all cylinders tomorrow.