Michael Owen is one of the few players who had the opportunity to play for Liverpool and Manchester United. These are two clubs with a history of rivalry going back years. This is precisely why many wonder if Owen had any unpleasant scenes during his time at Manchester United, given that he was a Liverpool player.
In an interview with the media, the Englishman denied such a thing. "Not really, no is the honest answer," he said, cited 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."
He is one of the players who can boast of having played for big European clubs, and Real Madrid is certainly the crown of his career.
Owen wanted to get a taste of Manchester United. He knew that it was a big challenge and that he could show his full potential in such a club. "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."