Michael Owen disappointed by Magpie boos

Michael Owen complains on Twitter about the hostile reaction he received at St James’s Park.

Michael Owen has revealed that he was 'disappointed' by his reception at St James’s Park last night.

The striker was brought on to replace Nani in the closing stages of Manchester United’s goalless meeting with his former team Newcastle United. Owen transferred from Newcastle in 2009 after a four-year stint. Leaving shortly after the team’s relegation to the Champtionship after a period blighted by personal injury has left him unpopular with some fans.

"From a personal point of view it was nice to get on. Got a poor reception off the home fans which was disappointing. Was desperate to score!" he said on Twitter. "Knew I would get booed as that's what a lot of fans do but if they knew the facts then they may have a different opinion."

Drawing negative tweets in response, he added: "From what most of you Newcastle fans are saying you should be pleased I left the club! If i had known that earlier I could have left sooner! For the record, I tried my best in every game for Newcastle. Under KK I played well and i'll never forget the 2 I scored against Sunderland.”

You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City16151048113746
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd16112336112535
3Chelsea16102428131532
4Liverpool1686234201430
5Arsenal1692530201029
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs1684428141428
7Burnley168441512328
8Leicester CityLeicester166552322123
9Watford166462527-222
10Everton165472029-919
11Southampton164661619-318
12Huddersfield TownHuddersfield165381126-1518
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton164571421-717
14Bournemouth164481519-416
15Stoke CityStoke164481935-1616
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle164391625-915
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom162771222-1013
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham163491432-1813
19Swansea CitySwansea163310918-912
20Crystal Palace162591027-1711
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand