Manchester United will struggle against Bournemouth on Saturday (12.30pm), and will be forced to settle for a point, claimed former Red Devil Michael Owen.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will likely feel the effects of playing a number of away matches in succession, and their winning run will finally buckle at the Vitality Stadium this weekend, he said.
United go into the tie after away trips to Partizan Belgrade, Norwich City and Chelsea.
But, they’ve also picked up three wins from three during those ties, and go into the clash against Bournemouth in excellent form.
But, after going seven months without an away win, the long journeys will eventually take its toll, warned Owen.
“United have built on their hard-earned point against Liverpool with away wins against Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League, Norwich City in the Premier League, [and Chelsea in the Carabao Cup],” he told BetVictor.
“Four away games in nine games is likely to take its toll, however, and I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will have to settle for a point in Saturday’s early kick-off at the Vitality Stadium.
“Bournemouth have failed to score in their last three league games, but I expect it to be honours even on the south coast.”
United are level on points with Bournemouth going into the weekend’s fixtures, with both teams collecting 13 points from their opening 10 matches.