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PICTURE: A brilliant Owen moment (not the derby!)

As expected, many fans didn’t warm to Michael Owen during his three seasons at Manchester United. Still, thanks to that late winner against City, in one of the best derbies ever, Owen’s name is in our history books.

Yesterday he announced he would be retiring at the end of the season and so it’s probably only fair we mention it.

Whilst the derby winner is the favourite moment for most reds, I’d argue the day he lifted the Premier League trophy in 2011 has to rank pretty highly as well. A former scouse hero winning that record breaking 19th title with United.

“As they say, if you can’t beat them, join them,” he said with a smile at the time. “I won a lot of trophies with Liverpool but to win the Premier League is the pinnacle of anyone’s career. I’m very proud today.”

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  1. Bobby Charlton's combover says:


    Silly season it’s like Christmas. It starts earlier and earlier every year.

    On the brightside though we could have Dede at the back and Bebe up front.

  2. Andromeda says:


    Don’t even remind me mate, you see how our players are affected by that horrible decision.But at least we can now focus on what is remaining, obviously Premier league is our top priority, and will do our best in FA cup, hopefully the international break goes in our favor so to speak, it would be very nice to eliminate City in Semi final:)

  3. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Feel Robin van Persie might get in a bit of hot water for his comments on UEFA and Cakir. Ha.
    That’s been building up hasn’t it Robin!

    Guardian just making up stuff now?!

  4. Andromeda says:

    We are living in a world where you will be punished, whether you are literally dismissing yourself to say the truth in public or you are speaking the truth after it has been hidden from you:-/

  5. Raizzen says:

    He won the Carling Cup for us too! Exactly only fond memories of him while in United shirt.

  6. Raizzen says:

    THE Carling Cup that saves us from a trophy-less season, not to mention :D


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