“If there was any doubt before then maybe this has sealed the deal,” Owen said of his relationship with the fans. “Me coming to Manchester United was always going to create a bit of noise. But even if they didn’t take to me it is still a privilege to play for Manchester United. You are never going to pass up an opportunity to play for a club like this. The fact I’ve scored the winner in the Manchester derby hasn’t sunk in yet.”
As for the match itself, Owen correctly identified that we were the dominant team, particularly in the second half, when we enjoyed 79% of the possession.
“We dominated and the lads played well for a lot of the game,” he added. “There were individual mistakes but over the years before I was here the defence has been fantastic.”
The RoM 2017-18 Season Preview is available for just £5. It includes an EXCLUSIVE interview with Paul Scholes, a Q&A with the country's top journalists about our transfer targets, articles by brilliant United writers, and so much more. All profit goes to Trafford Macmillan so please support this fantastic cause.