Michael Owen thinks RB Leipzig will play into Manchester United’s hands

Michael Owen thinks tonight’s game will go Manchester United’s way.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Reds face a tough away game against RB Leipzig as the Group H in the UEFA Champions League is on a knife edge going into the final matchday.

Manchester United, RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain all share nine points — but a draw tonight would be enough to see Solskjaer guide us into the knockout stages.

Former United striker Michael Owen believes this will see Julian Nagelsmann’s side set up to attack, which could give us the chance to hit them on the break. That’s when United usually play at their best.

United already beat Leipzig 5-0 in their home game against the Bundesliga outfit, so we should go into the game with confidence knowing they’re a decent side who can beat anyone on their day. On Saturday they drew 3-3 with German champions Bayern Munich.

Owen gave his pre-match verdict to Bet Victor, as quoted by the Metro:

“Manchester United will be without Cavani and Martial for their trip to Leipzig. The Germans were involved in an enthralling 3-3 draw at home to Bayern Munich at the weekend, so United know this will be a big test,” the pundit said.

“The home side need to win here to secure qualification, however, it’s on the road where United have shone this campaign.

“Leipzig quite simply need to win. I reckon if they attack United, they could leave themselves exposed at the back and pay the ultimate price against a side that seem to be at their best when playing on the counter-attack.

“RB Leipzig 1-2 Manchester United.”

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