Michael Owen controversially moved to Manchester United in 2009 and revealed what Jamie Carragher asked him after his first game with the Red Devils.
It’s safe to say that as far as Liverpool supporters are concerned, Michael Owen is not a very popular figure and his role as club ambassador has long since been a point of contention.
There is an unwritten rule for Liverpool players: once you’ve signed for the Merseyside club, moving to Manchester United or Everton is simply out of the question and Owen’s move to join the Red Devils in 2009 provoked anger from Reds.
While I could probably forgive Owen for being an atrocious football pundit as many legends of the game aren’t cut out to deliver interesting and thought-provoking commentary but his move to United is a black mark on his career with the Reds.
Owen made an instant impact for United, scoring the winner against Manchester City in a tight derby game at Old and apparently Jamie Carragher was interested about what a team talk from Alex Ferguson is like.
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Owen said in The Football Ramble’s latest episode: “I always remember coming off the pitch for the first time and looking at my phone in the dressing room.
“Carragher texted me – we’re big mates. It said ‘Phone me as soon as you can mate, I want you to let me know what a Fergie team talk is like’.”
Owen made his debut for United in a league game against Birmingham City and scored against City a couple weeks later.