Michael Owen backing Jose Mourinho to end St James’ Park hoodoo on Sunday

According to his latest set of Premier League predictions via Bet Victor, former Manchester United and Newcastle United striker Michael Owen is backing Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho to end his St James’ Park hoodoo when the two teams meet on Sunday, with the help of midfielder Paul Pogba.

While the Portuguese boss is already considered to be one of the best managers to ever grace the Premier League since its inauguration in 1992, he has failed to win a league match on Tyneside in any of his six attempts – with all of those coming when he was at Chelsea.

The 55-year-old will be looking to put that right this weekend as he looks to try and keep the pressure up on leaders Manchester City and cement second place for his team, and he will be confident of doing so given that the Magpies are just one point above the relegation zone, and have the worst home record in the Premier League with just 13 points taken and 11 goals scored in 13 matches on their own patch this term.

Owen told Bet Victor: “The Magpies are without a win in their last eight PL home games but, surprisingly, Jose Mourinho has never won a league game at St James’ Park in six previous attempts. Paul Pogba was left out of the United side against Huddersfield at Old Trafford last weekend but I expect the Frenchman to be back in the starting XI and a winning side at the weekend.”

United have won more Premier League away games at St James’ (12) than they have at any other club.