• 14 January 2021

Following Manchester United's brilliant attacking display to defeat Sheff field United on Thursday night Michael Owen has made a bold statement about the club's chances of clinching the Premier League crown this season.

United traveled to Bramall Lane on Thursday having won their last 9 games on the road, and though not everyone expected it, they made it ten wins away from home on the bounce. A Brace from Marcus Rashford and a third goal from Anthony Martial - his first of the season - were enough to clinch the win even though Chris Wilder's side looked like they were going to put on a late fight.

United were down by a goal early in the first half but recovered before the end of the first forty-five minutes and headed into the break leading 2-1.

Paul Pogba stole the show and ran the Sheffield midfield with some brilliant individual performances. The French midfielder capped his intriguing performance as he found his compatriot Anthony Martial with a sublime pass to get himself an assist.

Mason Greenwood also started the match and was another constant threat to the Sheffield defense. His start made it the first time since the embarrassing 6-1 home loss to Tottenham that all of the first choice attacking three will start a match together.

The brilliant attacking prowess that was displayed by United left Michael Owen impressed as the former Red Devil praised the players and said the team was the best in the league when it comes to counter-attacking plays.

Owen said if United can keep up with this intensity and form, they will be cementing their status as genuine title contenders and give current Champions Liverpool a run for their money.

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