Steven Gerrard still 'surprised' Michael Owen opted for Manchester United

Gerrard questions Owen's United decision
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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says that Michael Owen may question his decision to join Manchester United, where he spent three years.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes that his former teammate Michael Owen may question whether he made the right decision to join Manchester United.

Gerrard thinks that the 32-year-old, who was released by the Red Devils at the end of last season after three years at Old Trafford, has lost his "legendary status" at Anfield since making the move.

"I'm very rarely in touch with Michael Owen these days," Gerrard said in his new book Steven Gerrard: My Liverpool Story. "I have to be honest and say I was very surprised he chose to sign for Manchester United.

"Michael enjoyed legendary status at Liverpool but that has been diluted because of the move he made. Only Michael knows if he got that decision right."

Owen, who came through Liverpool's academy along with Gerrard, joined Stoke City at the start of the season.

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