Michael Owen makes Manchester derby prediction ahead of Old Trafford clash

Former Manchester United forward Michael Owen thinks that the bragging rights will go unclaimed in Sunday's Manchester derby, which he says will end in a draw.

Ex-Liverpool star Owen made a surprise move to United on a free transfer in the summer of 2009, and one of his first acts in a Red Devils shirt was to score a late winner against Manchester City.

In a classic clash at Old Trafford, substitute Owen popped up to score in stoppage-time to give Sir Alex Ferguson's men a famous 4-3 victory and immediately ensure that he became a favourite with United fans despite his Liverpool connections.

The current United side go into Sunday's derby against City having beaten their near neighbours twice already this season.

United won 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League in December and also triumphed there 1-0 in the second leg of the pair's Carabao Cup semi-final in January, but that wasn't enough as City had won 3-1 at Old Trafford in the first game.

Perhaps with those results in mind, Owen thinks that the spoils will be shared when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side host Pep Guardiola's men on Sunday.

"Recent Carabao Cup winners Manchester City travel across Manchester for their derby clash with United in the match of the weekend," he wrote in his tipping piece for the Bet Victor blog .

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