Michael Owen reveals whether he had problems in Manchester because of Liverpool

"When you've got a career, you have to look after it and try to play at the highest level"

by Sead Dedovic
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Michael Owen reveals whether he had problems in Manchester because of Liverpool

Michael Owen spoke to the media about whether he had unpleasant experiences in the Manchester United dressing room considering that he played for Liverpool in his career. The Englishman revealed that such things only bother the fans and that he never had a problem with it while playing in Manchester.

"Not really, no is the honest answer," he said, as quoted by liverpoolecho.co.uk "I think things like that are what fans do in terms of when you're a professional, it's part and parcel of the game, moving clubs and moving here and there and everything else.

It's almost unspeakable for a fan to ever contemplate support in another team but in the game with managers, with players, that's just what happens. And that's why fans will always get annoyed and point fingers and say that players have got no loyalty and all the rest of it.

But players would be exactly the same as fans if they weren't good at kicking the ball around. They'd only have one team and they'd support them through thick and thin and everything else."

Michael Owen and his clubs

Michael Owen played for the biggest clubs in his career; Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle, and Manchester United.

The fact that he did not go directly from Liverpool to Manchester United is the reason why he was not under so much pressure, which he himself is aware of. "Going into a dressing room coming from a club, I'd been to Real Madrid, I'd then gone to Newcastle and then came to Manchester United.

So it's not like I left Liverpool and went to the arch-rivals straight away. Everybody knows that I was desperate to go back to Liverpool at every opportunity. But when you've got a career, you have to look after it and try to play at the highest level for as long as you can, etc. I think players understand that."

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