Owen admits he should have chosen United over Liverpool for a longer career

by Sam Peoples

Michael Owen announced that he will retire from club football this week after a 17 year career that saw him play for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Manchester United and England.

The 33-year-old striker was at one point the European Football of the Year but persistent injuries marred his longevity in the game.

Reflecting on his career in an interview with the BBC, Owen admitted that he would have had more medals and probably a longer career if he had joined Manchester United instead of Liverpool when he was a teenager.

When asked whether he would have had a longer career at Manchester United, Owen said:

“If you want an honest answer, then it is probably a yes.

“I had the choice to join Manchester United when I was a kid but I chose Liverpool.

“Yes, I could be playing a bit longer, might have had a few more medals in a pocket but who knows? I would not swap my time at Liverpool – they were my best years.”

In his time at Liverpool, Owen won the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup. If he had been at Manchester United for the same time, he would have won five Premier League titles, two FA Cups and one UEFA Champions League – shame he made the wrong choice.

He might have had his “best years” at Liverpool but he certainly would of had better years at Old Trafford.

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11 comments

Juan veron 03/24/2013 - 19:55

Mr owen comments was exactly right,i really love his comments to Was united…may god bless you michael because you always think of heaven an may god fulfil that dream for you!

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Aussiehopper 03/24/2013 - 19:38

Give the man some credit for Gods sake, he chose Liverpool
as a boy and gave them his best years, sadly he was injury
prone thats not his fault, he came to us towards the end of
of his career, and gave us the best he could and for that
he has earned my respect, Micheal Owen is a footballer
who would have been an assett to any club in the world
except for his injury problems, Owen gave his best years to
the club he loved, and for that he should be respected
not rubbished.

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Red 03/24/2013 - 18:52

“OWEN WOULD NOT SWAP HIS TIME AT LIVERPOOL>>>THEY WERE HIS BEST YEARS!!!”

That what the HEADLINE should have been!…..GFY!!!

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Carl 03/24/2013 - 15:36

Maybe he should have gone to Real Madrid earlier or sat on the bench more and who said Man U. would have built team around him and what about all the other players he played with in LFC that made him the player he was?

Owen is a whiner everyone can say “what if”, Liverpool fans are never likely to say he is a legend because of his lack of respect towards LFC, Daglish on the other hand is a legend and will do anything for LFC and the people of Liverpool someone like him should be a Sir for what he did at hillsborough not SAF, for being a Manager although I do have to give him kudo’s for phoning Daglish when it happened!

For 60 mins or more of every game Owen walked about hiding, so it wouldn’t have mattered where he went those injuries would have happened anyway, Man U. tried to cripple him when they played LFC or did he forget that!!!!

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Carl 03/24/2013 - 14:58

Maybe he should have gone to Real Madrid earlier or sat on the bench more and who said Man U. would have built team around him and what about all the other players he played with in LFC that made him the player he was?

Owen is a whiner everyone can say “what if”, Liverpool fans are never likely to say is a legend because of his lack of respect towards LFC, Daglish!

For 60 mins or more of every game Owen walked about hiding, so it wouldn’t have mattered where he went those injuries would have happened anyway, Man U. tried to cripple him when they played LFC or did he forget that!!!!

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Red 03/24/2013 - 13:16

Screwed up article right from the headline

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redscouse 03/24/2013 - 02:52

comments that contain words like ‘binners’ prove why Owen values his time at LFC more than had he have chosen MUFC – simples, your prawn sarnie eating fans have no class

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Mikeyboy 03/24/2013 - 01:37

Yeah, right.

Owen had an injury plagued career because he had sh*t hamstrings. Joining Utd doesn’t cure that, or fix any other injury prone player.

Didn’t help Norman Whiteside much did it?

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Stevo 03/23/2013 - 23:29

Short in stature short in class short in knowing what counts! Will be remembered by no one !!! Sad little striker who’s time was up three years ago!

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Red Rupert 03/23/2013 - 22:25

All fair comment. Of course his best years were at the binners because he was at his peak before they turned him to a crock by over-playing him and playing him when injured. He knows which club he should’ve joined though.

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ALBY 03/23/2013 - 20:35

owen is a nothing to liverpool manc scumbag

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