Michael Owen

Position: Striker
Team: Manchester United
Born: December 14, 1979 (age 34)
Hometown: Chester, England
Height: 5ft 8in
Nationality: English
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
Peter Crouch celebrates scoring the first of his three goals for England against Jamaica on June 03, 2006.
OTD: Peter Crouch hits England hat-trick against Jamaica
Eight years ago today, Peter Crouch scores a hat-trick as England thrash Jamaica 6-0 in a World Cup warm-up encounter at Old Trafford.
Jun 3, 08:49
David Beckham celebrates scoring for England against Colombia on June 26, 1998.
England's top five World Cup goals
Sports Mole picks out the five best goals scored by England internationals at World Cup tournaments.
Jun 2, 12:51
Steven Gerrard congratulates Daniel Sturridge for scoring England's opener against Peru on May 30, 2014
Michael Owen warns England to expect tougher tests
Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen warns England that tougher tests await them at the World Cup after their 3-0 win against Peru.
May 31, 08:27
Roy Hodgson, then Fulham manager, shouts out orders to his players during their match against Manchester City on April 26, 2008.
Can England escape Group D?
Sports Mole considers whether England have what it takes to get out of the tricky World Cup Group D.
May 30, 10:35
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 tips England, Uruguay to qualify from Group D
Former Three Lions striker Michael Owen believes that England should be able to qualify from Group D ahead of Italy.
May 29, 14:57
Ex Liverpool striker Ian Rush during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield on October 5, 2013
On this day: Ian Rush leaves Liverpool for Leeds United
Eighteen years ago today, Liverpool legend Ian Rush departs Anfield to sign a two-year contract with Leeds United.
May 20, 09:34
Steven Gerrard of Liverpool looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on April 27, 2014
Michael Owen: 'Steven Gerrard will bounce back from disappointment'
Former England international Michael Owen believes that Steven Gerrard will have no problem recovering from his disappointing end to the season to lead England in the World Cup.
May 18, 04:20
England's Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Poland on October 15, 2013
Michael Owen: 'Wayne Rooney can thrive on the pressure'
Former England striker Michael Owen feels that Wayne Rooney will cope with the pressure on his as the Three Lions' leading forward at the World Cup.
May 18, 02:52
Robbie Fowler and Sami Hyypia of Liverpool kiss the trophy after victory in the UEFA Cup Final against Deportivo Alaves on May 16, 2001
On this day: Liverpool beat Alaves in nine-goal thriller to win UEFA Cup
On this day in 2001, Liverpool won the UEFA Cup after overcoming Alaves in a nine-goal thriller in Dortmund.
May 16, 10:00
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 first Liverpool goal
Seventeen years ago today, Michael Owen comes off the bench at the age of 17 to score his first Liverpool goal against Wimbledon.
May 6, 09:43
 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: 'Point for Liverpool not the end of the world'
Michael Owen believes that Liverpool's point against Crystal Palace may not be the "end of the world" in the Premier League title race.
May 6, 06:31
Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on March 30, 2014
Preview: Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool
Sports Mole looks ahead to Monday evening's Premier League encounter at Selhurst Park between Crystal Palace and Liverpool.
May 4, 11:38
Michael Owen celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Wolfsburg on December 08, 2009.
Michael Owen: Timing of David Moyes sacking "absolutely right"
Michael Owen believes that the lack of faith in David Moyes meant that Manchester United had little choice but to sack the Scot.
Apr 22, 16:08
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 Liverpool against Manchester City
Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen believes that the Reds will win against Manchester City on Sunday.
Apr 13, 03:14
Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on November 23, 2013
Michael Owen: 'Liverpool's Luis Suarez best player in the Premier League'
Michael Owen believes that Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been the best player in the Premier League this season.
Apr 13, 03:03
 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 chose to take part in London Marathon in bid to stay fit
Michael Owen reveals that one of his reasons behind taking part in the London Marathon is his fear of putting on weight.
Apr 11, 13:15
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