Michael Owen revealed he was delighted as Reds teenage sensation Ben Woodburn broke his record as he scored in Liverpool’s win over Leeds United in the EFL Cup on Wednesday, November 30.

The player came on the 67th minute for Liverpool in the match which ended 2-0. Woodburn score just 14 minutes at Anfield after Divock Origi had latched onto a well-timed cross to get the match opener.


Premier League legend turned soccer pundit Michael Owen has asked that Manchester United get world class players as he feels the current crop of players are not good enough for the huge tasks the team is expected to do under manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho has complained of commitment issues from his squad members but Owen opines that it is a quality issue. He told BT Sport

Owen praises Rashford

Former England international Michael Owen has praised Marcus Rashford for the way he has been playing ever since making it to the Manchester United first team.

He said that the player had shown some maturity that is well beyond his age and that he has adapted to all kind of situations.


The former Liverpool forward, Michael Owen, who won the Ballon d’Or in 2001, receives more than his fair share of stick on social media as a result of his opinion concerning the defending champions of England Premier League, but he never shies away from his point of view. If he has got what to say, regardless of the effect it might have on his popularity, he will say it, and fair play to him for that.

The 36-year-old came out back in February with a comment about Leicester City, who were flying high in the Premier League table on their journey to one of the most remarkable sporting triumphs in history of football.

Michael Owen: Wayne Rooney Should Have Taken Penalty against Fenerbahce

Michael Owen has slammed striker Wayne Rooney for allowing Paul Pogba to take the penalty in the recent Europa League game against Fenerbahce.

Rooney was recalled to the starting line-up after an extended absence. He had a great opportunity to move closer to Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 249 goals for Manchester United whenUnited were given a penalty. As the club’s designated penalty taker, Rooney was expected to step up and score with aplomb. This, however, was not the case as the striker allowed Paul Pogba to take the penalty instead.


Former Three Lions forward Michael Owen revealed why he moved to Manchester United in 2009.

There were lots of links for a return to his former club Liverpool but it never happened as he joined the Red Devils instead.

Kouyate will score against Chelsea

Michael Owen believes that West Ham will have a go at Chelsea for their first game of the new season, and he has backed their midfielder CheikhouKouyate to score against them.

He said that many people are expecting Chelsea to have an easy game, but it will not be the case on Monday. He said that the Premier League is more competitive than ever and that Chelsea will have to be on their guard if they want to come out of the game with a point.

Michael Owen enjoys Jose Mourinho ambitions

One of the things that frustrated Michael Owen the most about Manchester United’s previous manager Louis van Gaal is his lack of ambition as the Dutch coach was satisfied with just qualifying for a European competition and settling with either the 4th or 5th spot of the Premier League with no real desire to aim for something higher.

However, in the opening press conference of Jose Mourinho as the newly appointed manager of Manchester United, the Portuguese coach has clearly stated that he does not want to do the same as Louis van Gaal, he is not satisfied with the 4th spot and wants to push for something bigger and better.

Michael Owen voices his thoughts concerning England and Northern Ireland

The 2016 Euro’s has kicked off in full force and Michael Owen expressed his opinion in relation to the English national side and Northern Ireland.

According to the former Manchester United player, Northern Ireland will finish at the bottom of their group as they just don’t have what it takes to snatch good results.

Northern Ireland is competing in Group C along with Ukraine, Germany and Poland. The Irish outfit has played 2 matches and sustained 1 while also securing 1 victory. They are going through a better campaign than Ukraine which has suffered 2 successive defeats from their opening matches.


Liverpool Ambassador Michael Owen has predicted that The Reds will lift the Europa League this season as they play Spanish side, Sevilla FC.

History suggests that Liverpool will move past Sevilla. Liverpool reached six semi finals in this competition and on each occasion they have progressed, they have gone on to win the trophy (1973, 1976 and 2001). However, Sevilla boast of an even more impressive record, having reached the final four times and won all of them (2006, 2007, 2014 and 2015).


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