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Alan Shearer slams Michael Owen’s defence of Rashford’s dive vs Swansea

If Manchester United are going to be in the Champions League next season, it looks more and more likely they will have to win the Europa League.

Jose Mourinho's men did set a new club record for going 25 Premier League games unbeaten, however, Sunday's 1-1 draw with Swansea at home dealt the Red Devils a sore blow to their chances of finishing in the top four.

They were helped by Manchester City similarly dropping points at Middlesbrough but it was a big opportunity missed for Mourinho and co. to overtake their rivals in fourth.

Playing their ninth game of April, United looked fatigued and lacklustre against Paul Clement's struggling Swans throughout the 90 minutes.

The game's most controversial talking point came on the stroke of half-time when the hosts were awarded a penalty.

Weirdly, BT Sport pundit Michael Owen tried to stand up for Rashford and thought he was actually attempting to avoid getting injured.

"I did exactly the same. I was at White Hart Lane and I never did that," Owen said.

"I ended up breaking my foot. Paul Robinson, the goalkeeper broke my foot and that turned into a knee ligament injury and then I was out for a year-and-a-half because I didn't protect myself.

"I planted my foot and once you're planted you are not in control.


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