Michael Owen is confident his former club Manchester United will progress to the FA Cup semi-finals at the expense of favourites Chelsea.
Michael Owen is backing Manchester United to beat Chelsea in FA Cup quarter-finals. Credit: Getty
Manchester United travel to Stamford Bridge on Monday (7.45pm) looking to make up for their 4-0 away defeat to Chelsea last October.
And former Red Devils striker Owen believes Jose Mourinho’s side will get the job done against the Blues, even without the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Michael Owen expects Jose Mourinho to make up for 4-0 defeat to Antonio Conte. Credit: Getty
But Owen suggests FA Cup holders United may need to rely on beating Chelsea at Old Trafford in a replay to reach the semi-finals.
“No Zlatan Ibrahimovic for United through suspension,” Owen told BetVictor .
“But I still feel United’s name will be in the draw for the semi-finals on Monday night.
Michael Owen says Manchester United can cope without Zlatan Ibrahimovic
“The holders were beaten 4-0 in the corresponding Premier League fixture earlier in the season and that was the low-point of their season.
“Jose Mourinho will be keen to exorcise those demons back at the Bridge where he was once revered of course.”