Michael Owen

Position: Striker
Team: Manchester United
Born: December 14, 1979 (age 34)
Hometown: Chester, England
Height: 5ft 8in
Nationality: English
Brad Friedel of Tottenham Hotspur during a pre season friendly match between Colchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at the Colchester Community Stadium on July 19, 2013
Brad Friedel: 'Harry Kane among best I've played with'
Talking to Sports Mole, goalkeeper Brad Friedel waxes lyrical about his young Tottenham Hotspur teammate Harry Kane.
08:47
Liverpool's Italian striker Mario Balotelli plays during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane in London on August 31, 2014
Michael Owen: 'Putting all the blame on Mario Balotelli is harsh'
Michael Owen believes that it is "harsh" to put all the blame on Mario Balotelli following Liverpool's 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Oct 23, 09:52
Liverpool's Michael Owen celebrates scoring his team's third goal against Leeds during their Premiership clash at Elland Road in Leeds on 3 February 2002
Michael Owen backs "revitalised" Liverpool to beat Queens Park Rangers
Michael Owen backs his former side Liverpool to beat QPR in the Premier League on Sunday, claiming that the Reds will be "revitalised" after the international break.
Oct 19, 07:24
Michael Owen celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Wolfsburg on December 08, 2009.
Michael Owen expects another goal fest as Manchester City host Tottenham Hotspur
Michael Owen predicts a big win for Manchester City against Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon.
Oct 18, 08:10
England manager Roy Hodgson (L) talks to midfielder Raheem Sterling at the A.Le Coq Arena in Tallinn, Estonia on October 11, 2014
Michael Owen rubbishes burnout 'myth' amid Raheem Sterling controversy
Michael Owen suggests that burnout among footballers is a myth after Raheem Sterling was placed on the bench for England having admitted that he was tired.
Oct 17, 10:49
England midfielder David Beckham gives the thumbs-up to fans after winning their World Cup qualifying match against Andorra, Wembley Stadium, in London, England, on June 10, 2009
Estonia vs. England: Previous meetings
Ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifying clash tomorrow, Sports Mole looks back on England's two previous meetings with Estonia.
Oct 11, 11:14
David Beckham despairs during the friendly between England and Germany on August 22, 2007
On this day: David Beckham sees red for England again
Back on this day in 2005, David Beckham became the first player to be sent off on two occasions for England during a 1-0 win over Austria.
Oct 8, 09:59
A stoic-looking Brendan Rodgers ahead of Liverpool's game with Man City on August 25, 2014
Basel vs. Liverpool: Previous meetings
Ahead of their Champions League clash tonight, Sports Mole looks back at the two previous encounters between Basel and Liverpool.
Oct 1, 10:59
Sander Westerveld of Liverpool wrestles with Francis Jeffers of Everton during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on September 27, 1999
On this day: Everton secure rare win at Anfield
Back on this day in 1999, Everton recorded a 1-0 Merseyside derby victory away at Liverpool thanks to an early goal from Kevin Campbell.
Sep 27, 09:59
Liverpool's English midfielder Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on August 17, 2014
Michael Owen: Raheem Sterling can be "world class"
Ex-Liverpool striker Michael Owen tips Raheem Sterling to develop into one of the world's best players.
Sep 10, 20:31
Michael Owen of England in action during the Euro 2008 Group E qualifying match between England and Estonia at Wembley Stadium on October 13, 2007
Michael Owen: 'England players scarred by World Cup'
Former England striker Michael Owen believes that the national team could be left 'scarred' by their poor performance at this summer's World Cup in Brazil.
Sep 9, 19:56
England's Michael Owen in action during the World Cup qualifier against Germany on September 1, 2001
Michael Owen: 'Faith lost in England national team'
Former England striker Michael Owen claims that fans remain uninspired by the national team.
Sep 9, 16:16
Liverpool's Michael Owen celebrates scoring his team's third goal against Leeds during their Premiership clash at Elland Road in Leeds on 3 February 2002
On this day: Michael Owen scores hat-trick to see off Aston Villa
On this day in 2000, Michael Owen scored a hat-trick within 33 minutes to help Liverpool to a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa at Anfield.
Sep 6, 11:56
England's Jermain Defoe eyes the ball during the World Cup 2014 qualifying football match between San Marino and England at Serravalle Stadium in San Marino on March 22, 2013
On this day: Jermain Defoe hat-trick sinks Bulgaria
Back on this day in 2010, Jermain Defoe scored a hat-trick as England overcome Bulgaria 4-0 at Wembley.
Sep 3, 09:56
 England captain Wayne Rooney tries to tackles Danny Welbeck during a England training session before the international friendly match against Norway at London Colney on September 1, 2014
Michael Owen: 'Arsenal could get best out of Danny Welbeck'
Michael Owen believes that Danny Welbeck will fit in well at Arsenal following his deadline-day move from Manchester United.
Sep 2, 08:47
Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the opening goal from a freekick with Liverpool's Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield in Liverpool, nor
Steven Gerrard talks up Daniel Sturridge potential
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard tips Daniel Sturridge to become recognised alongside some of the club's great strikers of the past.
Aug 30, 09:59
Jonathan Woodgate is unveiled as a Real Madrid player on August 21, 2004
On this day: Real Madrid sign Jonathan Woodgate
Ten years ago today, Real Madrid complete the signing of English centre-back Jonathan Woodgate from Real Madrid.
Aug 20, 09:51
Michael Owen celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Wolfsburg on December 08, 2009.
Michael Owen: 'Liverpool didn't want me in 2009'
Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen claims that his old side turned him down when he decided to go to Manchester United in 2009.
Aug 13, 19:16
 Michael Owen of Stoke City warms up for the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Stoke City at St Mary's Stadium on May 19, 2013
Interview: Michael Owen hopes local club Chester FC make the most of reprieve
Michael Owen talks to Sports Mole about his connection with Chester FC and his hope that they will make the most of their "stay of execution".
Aug 6, 17:04
 Michael Owen of Stoke City warms up for the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Stoke City at St Mary's Stadium on May 19, 2013
Michael Owen: 'Chelsea the team to beat'
Former England international Michael Owen tells Sports Mole why he believes that Chelsea are the favourites to win the Premier League.
Aug 5, 12:56
Michael Owen celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Wolfsburg on December 08, 2009.
Michael Owen tips Manchester United to finish in top three
Michael Owen tells Sports Mole why he expects Manchester United to be more competitive under Louis van Gaal's management.
Aug 5, 10:36
Liverpool's Michael Owen celebrates scoring his team's third goal against Leeds during their Premiership clash at Elland Road in Leeds on 3 February 2002
Michael Owen: 'Top four the target for Liverpool'
Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen tells Sports Mole that finishing in the top four would be "an outstanding achievement" for Brendan Rodgers's team.
Aug 4, 15:58
 Michael Owen of Stoke City warms up for the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Stoke City at St Mary's Stadium on May 19, 2013
Michael Owen: Frank Lampard a "great asset" for Manchester City
Talking to Sports Mole, Michael Owen tips Frank Lampard to shine during his loan spell with champions Manchester City.
Aug 4, 12:59
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs CA Osasuna on April 26, 2014
Michael Owen: 'There is nothing Cristiano Ronaldo can't do'
Former England international Michael Owen believes that Cristiano Ronaldo is the most complete player in world football.
Jul 29, 19:58
Manchester United's Paul Scholes shoots for goal against Barcelona on April 24, 2008.
Paul Scholes joins BT Sport
BT Sport announces that former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is to join the channel as a pundit.
Jul 29, 12:57
David Platt celebrates scoring for England at the World Cup on July 01, 1990.
On this day: David Platt moves to Italy
Back on this day in 1991, England international David Platt left Aston Villa to sign for Italian outfit Bari.
Jul 21, 09:40
 Fabio Borini of Sunderland celebrates with Adam Johnson as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion at Stadium of Light on May 7, 2014
Michael Owen: 'Borini fee too high'
Michael Owen believes that Sunderland would be paying too much for Fabio Borini at £14m.
Jul 19, 15:22
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal speaks to members of the media after the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013
Michael Owen: 'Manchester United to replace Arsenal in top four'
Michael Owen says that former club Manchester United will seal a top-four place next season at the expense of Arsenal.
Jul 16, 06:19
Michael Owen celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Wolfsburg on December 08, 2009.
Michael Owen talks up Louis van Gaal
Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen talks up Louis van Gaal ahead of his arrival at Old Trafford.
Jul 15, 04:22
Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 16, 2014
Phil Thompson: 'Liverpool will cope without Luis Suarez'
Phil Thompson believes that Liverpool are capable of moving forward without Luis Suarez after the Merseyside outfit agreed to sell the striker to Barcelona.
Jul 11, 15:11
United boss Alex Ferguson on the sidelines during a game with Man City on April 30, 2012
Sir Alex Ferguson's top five transfer blunders
As Paul Pogba shines at the World Cup, Sports Mole selects five of Sir Alex Ferguson's biggest errors in the transfer market.
Jul 1, 11:58
Portgual's Rui Costa celebrates scoring against England on June 24, 2004.
On this day: Hosts Portugal knock England out of Euro 2004
Ten years ago today, hosts Portugal overcome England on penalties to advance through to the semi-finals of Euro 2004.
Jun 24, 10:27
England coach Gary Neville watches a training session on August 11, 2013
Michael Owen backs Gary Neville for England job
Michael Owen backs Gary Neville to become the next England manager when Roy Hodgson's contract expires in 2016.
Jun 24, 09:43
Brazil's Ronaldinho lobs England goalkeeper David Seaman on June 21, 2002.
On this day: Ronaldinho lobs David Seaman as Brazil progress
Twelve years ago today, a misjudgment from David Seaman costs England dearly as Ronaldinho sends Brazil into the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Jun 21, 10:16
English midfielder Joe Cole celebrates after scoring during the opening round Group B World Cup football match Sweden vs. England, 20 June 2006
On this day: England top Group B after draw with Sweden
On this day in 2006 England drew 2-2 with Sweden to top World Cup Group B.
Jun 20, 09:24
England striker Michael Owen starts his run against Argentina that ends in a goal on June 30, 1998.
Michael Owen urges England to use youngsters at World Cup
Michael Owen, who announced himself memorably as a teenager at the 1998 World Cup, urges England to use 'the fearlessness of youth' in Brazil this summer.
Jun 12, 15:12
Wayne Rooney of England holds off Emilio Izaguirre of Honduras in the first half during the International Friendly match on June 7, 2014
Michael Owen: 'Dropping Wayne Rooney is not an option'
England legend Michael Owen stresses that dropping former teammate Wayne Rooney for the opening World Cup game against Italy on Saturday is "not an option".
Jun 12, 14:42
John Barnes prepares for a TV interview during the Football Association's Royal Mail Stamp Launch at Wembley Stadium on May 8, 2013
John Barnes: 'Bench Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley for Italy game'
Ahead of England's World Cup opener against Italy, John Barnes tells Sports Mole that Raheem Sterling and other youngsters would best be used as impact substitutes.
Jun 11, 10:44
Dennis Bergkamp scores for Holland against Argentina on July 04, 1998.
Top 10 World Cup goals
Ahead of Brazil 2014, Sports Mole picks out 10 of the best goals that have been scored at the World Cup.
Jun 9, 16:54
 Michael Owen of Stoke City warms up for the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Stoke City at St Mary's Stadium on May 19, 2013
Michael Owen: 'Argentina are favourites for World Cup'
Michael Owen believes that Argentina's forwards make them favourites to win the World Cup.
Jun 4, 03:39
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