Former England and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has given his reaction to Manchester United’s draw at Crystal Palace.

United were held 1-1 at Selhurst Park as the team’s winning run came to an end in injury time.

Bruno Fernandes scored United’s opener in the first half, which was cancelled out by Michael Olise’s stoppage time equaliser.

The draw was still a point gained, with United moving up to third in the table.

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Michael Owen praises David de Gea

Owen raved on Twitter after David de Gea‘s fantastic first half save to deny Odsonne Edouard. He was diving at full stretch to tip the striker’s powerful effort over the bar.

He described it was ‘One of the best saves I’ve seen in a long long time’.

Owen also spoke to Premier League Productions after the game and discussed Casemiro‘s yellow card which means he will be suspended for the weekend match at Arsenal.

He said he could tell from the reaction of his Manchester United teammates that they knew what a big blow this was.

Owen also insisted that he did not feel Casemiro had to make the challenge, as he had enough cover behind him.

He explained: “That is a massive blow. They all knew it. He shrugged his shoulders as if to say I couldn’t do anything, but he could have.

“Varane was behind him, it wasn’t an absolute last ditch challenge. And Ten Hag, you saw his reaction as well, it was a bitter blow.”

United’s task for the match this weekend is a lot tougher without Casemiro, but Erik ten Hag reminded everybody after the match that they beat the Gunners without the Brazilian first time around.

This night however, felt like an opportunity missed. Ten Hag went stronger than he was expected to, and did not get the three points.

There will be plenty for him to stew on, but if a winning run comes to an end, it is better to do so with a draw, than a defeat, which it could nearly have been if not for Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s late tackle.

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