He managed to find time for a few highlights though, including that incredible late winner against City, scoring in our 2-1 victory over Aston Villa in the League Cup final and a hattrick in the Champions League against the German champions.
Most United fans were glad to see the back of him this summer, having never warmed to the former Kop idol, and now he plays for Stoke. Having missed their game against Anfield last week, he now has his eye on facing United at the weekend.
“I was looking at it thinking Liverpool away and Manchester United away, it was going to be an interesting October,” Owen told Sky Sports News. “Obviously I missed the first one but I am desperate to be fit for the second one. The lads are playing out of their skin at the moment so it’s hard to get in the team, but my fitness is coming week by week and I am really excited about the challenge ahead.”
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