Michael Owen finds weakness in Manchester United's defence

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen believes his former side are facing worrying signs ahead of their Champions League clash against Basel on Tuesday night.


The Red Devils had won their opening three games of the new Premier League season before they were forced for a 2-2 draw against Stoke City on Saturday.

Speaking after the game, Owen admitted that the United backline is still not good enough as they lack a world-class defender, he said: "I would be concerned slightly with Manchester United’s defence. They’re in the Champions League now and against the best teams I can’t look at that back four and think ‘world class defender’ about any of them. I think they are all much of a muchness really. I think Antonio Valencia is a top player. But he is playing out of position and against a top team, perhaps even he could be found out. I think that’s a worry there."

Michael Owen picks out reasons why Alexis Sanchez won't stay at Arsenal

Liverpool legend-turned-pundit Michael Owen feels it is almost impossible for Alexis Sanchez to stay put at Arsenal beyond the current campaign.


The Chile international has just nine months left on his present Emirates deal, and Owen believes there is nothing to motivate him to remain at the north London club.

Sanchez, 28, failed to secure a deadline-day move to Manchester City last summer, and he has since made his decision clear by refusing to sign a new contract. Though, the Chilean has returned to the starting line-up of late, Owen is convinced that the forward will leave the Gunners at the end of the season.

Who to Watch in Holland and Belgium

With the international break coming up, and the World Cup in Russia just around the corner, we figured we'd take a look at the best players in the Dutch and Belgian Leagues - who should you be looking out for in the Qualifiers. You can watch most of these guys play week-in, week-out at https://www.voetballivestream.tv, but the best of them will probably be playing in the Premier League soon!

You don't need to be a regular watcher of the Eriedivisie on livestream.services to know that the Netherlands have been struggling to perform at their best in the latest Qualifying campaign - this is clear by the results that include a 2-0 loss to Bulgaria.

In the UEFA Euro’s 2016, Netherlands could not even qualify either but despite these recent failures, the Dutch league has vast amount of talented figures that are on the rise who might be able to take the helm of the Dutch squad someday and try to switch their fortunes for the better.

Top Talent from Holland and Belgium

With the international break coming up, and the World Cup in Russia just around the corner, we figured we'd take a look at the best players in the Dutch and Belgian Leagues - who should you be looking out for in the Qualifiers. You can watch most of these guys play week-in, week-out at https://www.voetballivestream.tv, but the best of them will probably be playing in the Premier League soon!

You don't need to be a regular watcher of the Eriedivisie on livestream.services to know that the Netherlands have been struggling to perform at their best in the latest Qualifying campaign - this is clear by the results that include a 2-0 loss to Bulgaria.

In the UEFA Euro’s 2016, Netherlands could not even qualify either but despite these recent failures, the Dutch league has vast amount of talented figures that are on the rise who might be able to take the helm of the Dutch squad someday and try to switch their fortunes for the better.

Michael Owen reacts to Liverpool's 4-0 triumph over Arsenal

Liverpool-legend-turned pundit Michael Owen has expressed his delight at the Reds' performance versus Arsenal over the weekend.


Jurgen Klopp's side were simply scintillating with their movement from start to finish as they outclassed the Gunners by a 4-0 scoreline on Sunday.

Roberto Firmino opened the scoring from a corner where he was found unmarked before Sadio Mane made it 2-0 in the first period with a brilliant right-sided curler from the box. Arsenal were therein playing catch-up in the second period, and a mistake from Hector Bellerin allowed Mohamed Salah to bag the third goal of the game after he ran 75 yards up the pitch to put a simple effort past Petr Cech.

Michael Owen does not think Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain would win Liverpool the title

Michael Owen feels that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a dependable player but his arrival at Anfield would not turn Liverpool into genuine title challengers.

The England international has been strongly linked with a move to Merseyside with his Arsenal contract due to expire in 12 months.

The 23-year-old enjoyed his best-ever campaign in professional football last season with six goals and 11 assists but he is still assessing his Gunners future due to his reduced exposure from the starting lineup. Speaking to Metro, Owen admits that Oxlade-Chamberlain is a solid player, but his presence would not guarantee the Reds the Premier League title.

Michael Owen insists Manchester United must keep hold of David de Gea

Former Manchester United striker-turned pundit Michael Owen believes that Jose Mourinho will have set his sights on keeping goalkeeper David de Gea following the £75m signing of Romelu Lukaku.


The Belgium international arrived from Everton earlier in the month after the Red Devils fended off interest from rivals Chelsea to pursue his signature. Lukaku has since adapted well to the Red Devils' style of play after having bagged two goals in three pre-season friendlies.

Speaking to Metro, Owen insists that United have managed to fill the striker void with the signing of Lukaku, and the emphasis will now be on keeping De Gea, who continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Jermaine Defoe is part of a dying breed of strikers - Michael Owen

Former Liverpool striker-turned-pundit Michael Owen believes Jermaine Defoe could be the last of his kind as the game does not encourage smaller strikers nowadays.


Owen represented the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United in a fairly successful career as he managed to use his small stature to his advantage to score goals.

Michael Owen reacts to Liverpool’s signing of Mohamed Salah

Liverpool legend-turned-pundit Michael Owen gave his view on social media following the Reds’ signing of Mohamed Salah.


The Egypt international joined the Merseyside giants from AS Roma following weeks of negotiations over a transfer sum. Eventually, both clubs agreed on a £34m deal for the deal to go through, as per BBC Sport, and the player has followed to ink a five-year contract at Anfield.

OWEN WANTED DEFOE AT NEWCASTLE

Former Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle and Man United striker Michael Owen has said that Bournemouth's new addition Jermain Defoe is the last in-demand striker that has similarities with him, and wishes he had gone to his former club Newcastle United, who are struggling for striking options since their promotion to the Premier League.

The BT Sport pundit said that football clubs nowadays seem to prefer tall players that are powerful and versatile these days as opposed to strikers that have a similar playing style as him.

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