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Owen: I Have Loved Every Minute At United

Despite struggling to get a game, Michael Owen insists he has enjoyed every minute of his Manchester United career, claiming that missing out on game time is worth it for getting to play for Sir Alex Ferguson and train with our players.

“I knew when I came here that I wouldn’t play every game and it would be a bit different to what I was used to,” he said. “But I will sacrifice playing every game for the opportunity to play and train with the very top players and work under a top manager. I haven’t been disappointed at all by my time here. I have loved every minute. Obviously you always want to play and do your bit. And I feel as though I have scored a few goals when I’ve played. At Manchester United, though, the hard part isn’t scoring goals on the pitch – it’s getting onto the pitch in the first place. It’s a new challenge for me and, in many ways, it’s one of the appeals of being here.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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147 Comments

  1. CedarsDevil says:

    FITB

    Technical it may be but Andy Townsend is still a CUNT ! lol

  2. GoatinaUnitedShirt says:

    FITB
    If United play spanish opposition mate its because they were goo enough to qualify for the champions league and they have the incentive to play well because they arent already 80 points behind Barca or Real. If United were in the spanish league Im pretty sure we would put 8 past Athletico Betamax occasionally

  3. fergie is the boss says:

    GoatinaUnitedShirt – I do not think united are capable of putting quiet a phew teams away. I think teams like stoke wolves wigan liverpool villa blackburn are has poor has anything you will get in spain. Difference is, the top sides are not playing well enought to at times expose these poor sides.

  4. fergie is the boss says:

    CedarsDevil – teqnically spanish football is, and teqnically townsend aint irish

  5. King Eric says:

    No seriously lads what was the score please. I am getting sick of hearing big nose townsend pearls of wisdom. He is a fucking southern loving team tosser. Did fuck all at villa or the rentboys of note.

  6. willierednut says:

    I haven’t watched that in a while, fucking brilliant, box office. I’m talking about FACTS lol.

  7. CedarsDevil says:

    FITB

    Na mate we would have to disagree on this one. The teams you mentioned would give Real or Barca a hell of a ride over 90 minutes any day of the week

  8. GoatinaUnitedShirt says:

    FITB
    Its all about the occassion mate. There are players for the lesser british teams that are internationals and when they play United they showcase themselves and play to their best, unlike their usual drivel. The same cant be said for Spain as the refs are most often biased or payed, put up in hotels and fisted with caviar. Thats why i think the premier league is more even. Unfortunately in england we’re honest and don’t cheat. To our undoing.

  9. fergie is the boss says:

    King Eric – if townsends irish then I am english LOL.

    it is 4 0 barca I think

  10. CedarsDevil says:

    King Eric

    4 nil mate

    Willie

    Witch video are you on about?

  11. smartalex says:

    Surely we can find 5 minutes for Gary against the Scousers.

  12. MG says:

    Barca score

    4,000 minus 3996 – Deportivo 0

    Apparently they kept on scoring offside goals

    At least 4 were legitimate :)

    I can never understand why Ronaldo wanted to go to a league dominated by 2.

    This is polemic I suppose

  13. fergie is the boss says:

    GoatinaUnitedShirt – stevie me honnest lol, gerrard dives worser than nani.

    CedarsDevil – liverpool give barca a game, they could not even give wolves and blackburn a game LOL. I really do think when united get their team rebuilt or they get their performences really going then united will destroy the likes of liverpool and wigan again

  14. willierednut says:

    CedarsDevil – The Rafa video mate. Thinking about it now, It was set up by Sky, wasn’t it? That cunt Vinny O’Connor asked Wafa about Fergies comments and he just happened to have, that fucking statement in his pocket. Great TV though.

  15. fergie is the boss says:

    MG – I never got the memo how ronaldo thought spain would be a challenge. If he wanted a challenge why didnt he go to FC united and get them to the premiership, now that would have been a challenge not going to spain and be barca’s bitch

  16. Costas says:

    Dear Lord, I forgot how hillarious the FAHT video was!

    I miss the FSW. :(

  17. King Eric says:

    Fitb. Cannot agree mate. Brum away stoke away. Goodison. Reebok. Nah barca and the fascists would NOT be hammering three and four past these teams. ,

  18. CedarsDevil says:

    FITB

    You should know better than to exclude the Poo from that list! lol

    Willie, ah yes a mother of all classics than rant

  19. fergie is the boss says:

    King Eric – united did hammer everton at one point this season. until they threw it away

  20. King Eric says:

    Cedars. Cheers mate. You well? Fergie is the boss. Are you not english? where you from mate? Ireland.

  21. fergie is the boss says:

    CedarsDevil – liverpool are has small of a team has england thinking they belong in the elites of the international stage, and liverpool and anfield go hand in hand total BS. I do not know what is worse, anfield or their team you choose

  22. CedarsDevil says:

    FITB

    Na mate, you straying off topic here….. Barca and Real would NOT have it easy at the PL… what on earth does our draw at Everton have to do with this specific argument?

  23. fergie is the boss says:

    King Eric – I wish I am from good old wales

  24. fergie is the boss says:

    CedarsDevil – well it is said the likes of everton away barca would struggle, united showed get at everton they can be picked apart like a phew teams in the prem. United were 3 1 ahead and could have gone further ahead so they were picking apart everton

  25. MG says:

    FITB

    Should have come to Wolves me home town lol :)

  26. CedarsDevil says:

    King Eric

    I am very well mate thanks

    FITB

    Point taken mate, respect and good night to all my fellow Reds….. Bring on tomorrow for another loud cheer….

    Night lads

  27. willierednut says:

    What’s wrong with Wales? The great sir Ryan Giggs was born there lol.

  28. fergie is the boss says:

    willierednut – yea wales is badass would not change it. it beats london any day of the week, when its own goverment wants PPL that are not rich out of london

  29. Costas says:

    Other than giving birth to Robbie Savage and Craig Bellamy, I have no problem with Wales either…

  30. fergie is the boss says:

    Costas – how about vinnie jones, he did some real damage to a phew players

  31. Costas says:

    @FITB

    You could include him too. To be honest, by the time I started following football he was at the end of his career, so I’ve just heard stories pretty much. Going by those, he was a rough player, but I don’t know if he was a cunt like the other two.

  32. willierednut says:

    He was a bigger cunt, hard nut on the pitch.

  33. smartalex says:

    Sir Alex trumped Dalglish getting Roy.
    http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2002/0819/keaneroy.html

  34. willierednut says:

    http://www.newsnow.co.uk/A/468206690?-11193

    Red Nev set to hang up his boots.

  35. MG says:

    Hey Tom Jones :)

    It’s not unusual to be loved by anyone…

    Feel a song coming :)

  36. StatesideAussie says:

    @BerbaGod … I read that article too. So SAF wants to buy someone, but he didn’t exactly sound enthusiastic about actually doing it, did he? I mean, he’s basically saying, “yeah, I’d like to buy someone, but only if it’s the right person, and he’s actually available, and the price is right, and even then I wouldn’t expect us to see the benefit until next year”.

    When he joined us a few years ago, Hargreaves said in an interview that SAF isn’t like other managers, because SAF never buys a player just because he’s good: what SAF does is decide what type of player he wants, then he goes looking specifically for someone who matches. I think that’s one reason why he’s been so successful for so long. But it does seem to limit his choices a bit. I would be surprised if we made a headline purchase this month. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a significant bit of shopping in summer, though.

  37. RedScot says:

    Well I woke up Sunday morning
    With no way to hold my head
    That didnt hurt
    And the beer I had for breakfast wasnt
    Bad so I had one more for dessert

    Then I fumbled through my closet
    For my clothes
    And found my cleanest dirty shirt
    And I shaved my face
    And combed my hair
    And stumbled down the stairs
    To meet the day

    Id smoked my brain the night before
    With cigarettes and songs
    That Ive been pickin
    But I lit my first and watched a small kid
    Cussin at a can that he was kickin

    Then I crossed the empty street and
    Caught the sunday smell
    Of someone fryin chicken
    And it took me back to something
    That Id lost somehow
    Somewhere along the way

    On the sunday morning sidewalk
    Wishing lord that I was stoned
    Cause theres something in a sunday
    That makes a body feel alone
    And theres nothing short of dying
    Watchin the United Beat the Dippers
    For my mate MG, The wordsmith.
    Cmon lets do this its written in the stars lads
    see you on here lads, the best “United” Site on the net bye a fucking country mile.

  38. smartalex says:

    willierednut
    The Neville article only vaguely references some friend of Gary. And it’s Goal . com.
    Unfortunately it seems likely anyway.

  39. willierednut says:

    I think there’s something in this story.

  40. MG says:

    RedScot

    I applaud you – You wrote me in your song :)

  41. YorYor says:

    @RedTyphoon

    Now that is a great piece, a masterpiece.

  42. KingOfStretfordEnd says:

    @dela

    Agreed, I think Nani is a great candidate for that. The 7 shirt is massive for us, and he’d fit the bill.

  43. YNWA says:

    YOU MANCS NEED TO START LIKING OWEN YOURSELVES! JUDGING BY COMMENTS ON HERE AND OTHER FORUMS IT’S SEEMS AS THO FERGIE UPSET TOO MANY SCUM BY SIGNING OWEN!
    Btw…Micheal Message for you mate
    WE HAVENT MISSED YOU!!!
    WE WON A EUROPEAN CUP AND F.A. CUP AFTER YOU LEFT US

    EVEN ROONEY HASN’T WON A FA CUP…AND YOU HAVE MICHEAL…(You sure you joined right CLUB???)

  44. MG says:

    YNWA

    You scousers need to start loving your own players like Konchesky or Lucas or Babel or NGog…

    Want me to carry on? Haven’t even mentioned a certain manager yet…

  45. Dave Malaysia says:

    @FletchTHEMAN: Well said ,agree completely. Ferguson wants him in the team,he has scored crucial goals for us,he has earned our respect.His influence on Rooneys game helped with the 34 goals last season.

    He has my respect and gratitude especially for that night i screamed so hard when he scored against city,against villa Carling cup final,hattrick in Champions League.

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