Michael Owen thinks United striker is more efficient than Nunez


Man United had a good run of results before their last minute defeat against Fulham. The Red Devils made a narrow 2-1 victory against newly promoted Luton Town. And the player responsible for the good run was mostly Rasmus Højlund. His consistent scoring form redeeming himself from a goal drought was the deciding factor. Unfortunately, this good run for United ended with an injury to the Striker. Resulting in an immediate defeat in the Fulham game. However, his short display in front of the goal made some news amongst United fans and former players. Former Man United player and English Legend, Michael Owen thinks that the player is already better than Darwin Nunez in finishing. Liverpool’s striker was praised by the ex-United player but he also stated that Højlund had better technique.

Michael Owen on Darwin and Højlund’s finishing

The English legend majorly compared the goals scored by the Liverpool and United forward versus Luton and Brentford respectively. Michael Owen said on Premier League Productions,

“It’s very similar. A long punt or clearance, just like the Liverpool goal. Exactly the same position now. Everything is the same, isn’t it?!

What does he (Hojlund) do? In fact, it’s probably easier to chip the goalkeeper from here (in comparison to Nunez’s). He has got another four or five yards to get the ball up and down, so it’s the easier finish but still not the right finish.

But what does he do? Much more efficiently. He goes around the goalkeeper, that’s what I am saying. That finish, whether you like slotting, dinking or going around like that. In the long term, you are going to score far more goals doing the right percentage finish each time and that’s what Hojlund has just done.”

This was the former Man United player’s opinion on the very similar chance but different finishes by two players. Michael Owen went on to add that the technique used by Højlund was much more efficient and would help in scoring many goals in the future.

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