Jose Mourinho’s side will take on West Ham at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
Former United striker Owen has backed the Red Devils to pick up all three points from the encounter.
“United will appreciate the return to the Premier League after facing an outstanding Real Madrid side in the European Super Cup earlier in the week,” Owen wrote on Betvictor.com.
“Jose Mourinho, almost incredibly, has never lost a home match on a Sunday in any competition during his long managerial career and I would be surprised if the Hammers caused a shock this weekend.
“The bad news for the Hammers is that Romelu Lukaku scored against the European Champions midweek. The former Everton striker scored in seven straight PL games against West Ham at one time for the Blues and, with that goal in Skopje under his belt, the Belgium international is unlikely to be lacking confidence on his competitive home debut.”
A footnote added: “Michael’s recommendation: United -1 on the handicap at 3/4.”
United have a very good squad and are one of the favourites to win the Premier League this season, and it is hard to see them drop all three points at Old Trafford on the opening weekend of the season.
Romelu Lukaku is a very good striker, and the Belgium international will be determined to make a strong start to the new Premier League campaign for his new club.
West Ham have also made a number of good signings in the summer transfer window so far, such as striker Javier Hernandez and winger Marko Arnautovic.
The Hammers are not going to make it easy for United at Old Trafford, but one should not be surprised if they fail to win against the Red Devils.