Michael Owen states his prediction for Everton v Man United

Michael Owen is tipping Manchester United to beat Everton thanks to Romelu Lukaku in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Belgium international will return to his former club at the weekend after a difficult second season at Manchester United under both Jose Mourinho and his replacement Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United will be looking to make amends for their Champions League exit on Tuesday night after FC Barcelona were comfortable 3-0 winners against the Premier League side at Camp Nou.

The Red Devils have just a top-four finish to play for in the remaining weeks of the Premier League season as Manchester United look to ensure their participation in the Champions League next season.

Manchester United can temporarily hoist themselves into the top four with a victory over Everton at Goodison Park before Arsenal and Chelsea FC play.

The Red Devils have lost five of their last seven games in all competitions to impact their confidence under Norwegian coach Solskjaer.

But former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Lukaku to fire Manchester United to a much-needed victory over Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

“Manchester United had their moments early on at the Nou Camp midweek, but they were, ultimately, well beaten by Barcelona and they need to bounce back at Everton on Sunday if they are to maintain their challenge for a top four spot,” Owen told BetVictor.

“Everton will miss Andre Gomez after his retrospective red card against Fulham at the weekend when the Blues did not play with the energy or pace they had done in their good recent run.

“It is never easy at Goodison, but I feel United will take all three points and keep the pressure on the London clubs who are challenging for the Champions League places.

“Romelu Lukaku was left out at the Nou Camp midweek, but I feel he will be restored to the starting XI against his old club. He has much to play for.”

Lukaku has scored 12 times in 29 games in the Premier League this season.

The Belgian forward moved to Manchester United in a £75m deal from Everton in the 2017 summer transfer window.

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