Michael Owen scored a dramatic and late winner for United today in the Manchester derby, which has gone some way in helping our fans forget his scouse roots.

“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.”