Michael Owen has revealed that if Manchester City's back-up starting eleven were in the Premier League, they would be in much better form than Liverpool's starting eleven and comfortably secure a top-four finish.

Premier League's big spenders Manchester City further extended their lead at the top of the league table with a well-deserved win over the weekend as they downed Arsenal by 1-0. For the game against Arsenal, the following players were selected as the back-up XI by manager Pep Guardiola:

Goalkeeper: Zack Steffen
Defenders: Kyle Walker, Eric Garcia, Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy
Midfielders: Rodri, Nathan Ake, Phil Foden
Attackers: Ferran Torres, Sergio Agüero, Gabriel Jesus

Owen praises Salah after Liverpool’s FA Cup win over Villa

Michael Owen reserved a lot of praise for Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, who was able to come up with another impressive performance in the FA Cup match against Aston Villa.

Liverpool were able to enjoy a 4-1 win over Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup meeting between the two clubs. This was the first win for Liverpool in three matches, as they had drawn two and lost one of the last three games in the Premier league. However, they were able to get a flying start against Aston Villa with Sadio Mane scoring after just four minutes.

It has to be remembered that Aston Villa were largely fielding a weakened team due to majority of the first-team players and the staff suffering from an outbreak of Covid-19.


Former Liverpool, Stoke City and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has backed the big boys to secure their place in the FA Cup fourth round after their respective third round ties.

Michael Owen backed the big boys namely Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United while he predicted the scoreline for some FA Cup third round ties on Bet Victor. Michael Owen is certain that Arsenal will get the better of Newcastle United in one of the all-Premier League clashes in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Premier League legend also backed Chelsea and Manchester United to get past lower league opponents in their third round ties.


Michael Owen doesn't think former club Manchester United can win the Premier League title this season. The ex-England national team striker doubted the Premier League title credentials of Manchester United in a chat with the Daily Star.

According to Michael Owen, the current Manchester United squad is adept at counterattacking football and this could cause a lot of problems for the big teams but he doesn't think the current Red Devils squad is a well rounded team like rivals Liverpool and Manchester City, who have won the last three Premier League titles on offer between them.


Ex-Premier League striker Michael Owen believes that Liverpool will have to see off three teams to retain the league title they won last season. Liverpool became the Premier League holders after they won the trophy for the first time in their history to end a 30-year wait for a league title.

Owen spent the biggest part of his career as a professional footballer at Liverpool and he believes the club faces a bigger test to win the league title this season than what was obtainable last season when they romped to the title.

Michael Owen questions Chelsea’s ability to win the league with Giroud

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen has doubted the ability of Olivier Giroud to play a key role in the Premier League title race.

Chelsea were able to get a 3-1 victory over Leeds United during the weekend with a crucial goal coming from Giroud. This was his fifth goal in the last two matches, as he was able to get four goals against Sevilla.

The 34-year-old has been in the news of late as a result of his lack of game time. However, he has always delivered when called upon.Owen, though, does not deny that Giroud is capable of scoring goals, but he does not reckoned that Chelsea have a title winner in the Frenchman.


Former Liverpool and Manchester United forward Michael Owen thinks Manchester United should either play Paul Pogba or sell the star player this summer.

The world cup winner has started only two of Man United's last seven games in all competitions this season, and he is stuck behind the likes of Scott McTominay and Fred in the pecking order under United Coach. Pogba started this season's campaign as the first choice in the midfield. Still, his match performances against Tottenham and Crystal Palace were well below his level, with Ole Soksjaer, the United coach claiming it was an aftereffect of his period out with Coronavirus.


Premier League legend Michael Owen has delivered his verdict on the signing of veteran striker EdinsonCavani at former club Manchester United. Uruguayan international Cavani was one of four new players signed by the Red Devils on the deadline day of the transfer window this summer.

Apart from Edinson Cavani, Manchester United signed Brazilian left-back Alex Telles from FC Porto of Portugal for a reported fee of €15m and the young forward duo of Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellestri. Amad Diallo has completed his transfer to Manchester United from Serie A team Atalanta but he won't join up with his teammates until January. On his part, Uruguayan Pellestri left Penarol FC of Uruguay to sign for the Red Devils.

Owen: Cavani is World Beater

The former star of England national football team Michel Owen has got positive signs from the type of game new signing Edinson Cavani displayed. He believes that Cavani is going to be the star of the club and will score goals for the club to bring victories.

Though the Uruguayan couldn’t help his team to win the match against Chelsea and produced a 0-0 draw for the team, his inclusion gave the team some positive vibes which the former Manchester United star noticed very well.

Liverpool’s Victory Denied by VAR

All the football lovers were staring at the match between Liverpool FC and Everton in the English Premier League on 17th October. Since the match was very crucial for both the teams to get forward in the points table, both the teams started cautiously. But Liverpool lost their victory against Everton was denied by the new age Video Assistant Referee technology.

The brilliant effort towards the end of the match from Jordan Henderson was denied by the referee as they found something unfair in the goal. After this draw, the defending champions remained at the same position where they were before this match. They strongly wanted to beat Everton but failed to do so. Thus Everton remained at the top of the table with a 3 points lead from Liverpool FC.


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