Chelsea go into the game leading the table and displaying better form than United.
But Owen argues: "I wouldn't of thought it would have much bearing to be honest.
"There's a couple of players that didn't play that no doubt will play on Sunday. Obviously Wayne (Rooney) was left on the bench because of events off the pitch as well so I would think it would be a slightly different team anyway but you always want to win games, you always want to keep clean sheets and score a few goals.
"It wasn't ideal, but it was a cracking game of football for the purist I suppose."