Michael Owen has said that Manchester United will win their games even as they face Rostov in Russia on Thursday.


The Premier League legend is confident that the team would continue their good form despite a few stumbles of recent in the league.

United are poised to fly to Russia for their Europa League match. The club has an impressive history playing in the far Eastern European country – they are yet to lose a game in their last four appearances and they defeated Chelsea in Moscow in the Champions League final in 2008. Additionally, the team has been impressive in the Europa League this term.

Owen believes all these will help United when they play Rostov.

“United have fond memories of Russia in recent years given they won the 2008 Champions League final against Chelsea in Moscow. And they are also unbeaten in their last four away ties against Russian opposition.

“United have kept more clean sheets than any other in the competition so far this term and I expect Jose Mourinho’s men to go a long way to booking their place in the quarter final on Thursday,” Owen said.

United had an easy ride over French side St Etienne in the last stage while Rostov defeated Czech side Sparta Prague. They would both meets for a chance to continue in the tournament.

United are one of the favourites to lift the Europa League title, and it would be a great compensation considering that they might finish outside of the top four this season. They were handed the chance to do so last week but they played a 1-1 draw against Bournemouth. If they go on to win the Europa, they could have handed a lifeline to appear in next season’s – a target for the coach and the club.

 

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