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Michael Owen reveals one match that’ll end Chelsea’s Premier League title hope
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Michael Owen reveals one match that’ll end Chelsea’s Premier League title hope

Manchester United icon, Michael Owen has told Chelsea that their next game against Liverpool is a big decider if they will still be in the race for the title. He warned that the Blues cannot afford any more ‘slip-ups’, adding that if they do, they could be out of the Premier League title race. Chelsea have drawn three of their last four matches, falling eight points behind Manchester City and narrowly above Liverpool with one point having played one more game. Chelsea recorded a frustrating draw against Brighton on Wednesday night and Owen pointed out that their title hopes are on the line ahead of Sunday’s home match against Liverpool. “You’d have to think that they [Chelsea] have to get four points out of those two, otherwise they could be the first team out of the big thre...
How my football career ended after winning Ballon d’Or – Michael Owen
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How my football career ended after winning Ballon d’Or – Michael Owen

Former England striker, Michael Owen, has narrated how his football career ended after he won the Ballon d’Or at the age of 21. Twenty years ago, Owen, then 21, won the most prestigious individual award beating off competition from Raul Gonzalez and Oliver Kahn in the voting. He won the award after helping Liverpool to a UEFA Cup, FA Cup and League Cup treble. Owen, who is the last Englishman to have won the Ballon d’Or, spoke to Daily Mail on the 20th anniversary of him winning the award. The former England international said he was unaware of the injury issues that lay ahead and did not think it would be the only time he would win the Ballon d’Or. “At 21? Oh, I definitely thought I could win another Ballon d’Or,” Owen told the Daily Mail. “I still didn’t know injuries...
Michael Owen predicts Chelsea vs Leeds, Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal, other games
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Michael Owen predicts Chelsea vs Leeds, Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal, other games

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted some of the Premier League match-day 16 fixtures. Chelsea will host Leeds United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening, while Liverpool will face Aston Villa at the Anfield. Manchester United will clash with Norwich City in an away Premier League tie on Saturday evening, while Arsenal will tackle Southampton at the Emirates. Manchester City will host Wolves at the Etihad on Saturday afternoon, Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Wolves are solid defensively and will stay in this game, but City will have too much quality here. 2-0 City.” Arsenal v Southampton: Commenting on the Arsenal vs Southampton game, Owen said, “After a couple of disappointing away trips, I’m sure Arsenal will be glad to be ba...
Champions League: Owen predicts Man United vs Young Boys, Zenit vs Chelsea
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Champions League: Owen predicts Man United vs Young Boys, Zenit vs Chelsea

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted today’s Champions League match between Manchester United and Young Boys at Old Trafford. Owen also predicted Chelsea’s away Champions League clash against Zenith in Russia. Providing his prediction, Owen told BetVictor: “It wasn’t emphatic, but Ralf Rangnick will have been delighted to start his tenure in charge with a win on Sunday. “United lost away to Young Boys, so will take this one seriously. I can’t see them slipping up again here, 2-1 United.” Commenting on the Zenit St Petersburg vs Chelsea game, Owen said, “This won’t be an easy away trip for the Blues, but they have been in very good form in Europe this season. “A win would seal top spot in the group and I fancy them to get it. I am going for 1-0.” ...
Man United abusing Cristiano Ronaldo, making him average player – Michael Owen
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Man United abusing Cristiano Ronaldo, making him average player – Michael Owen

Michael Owen has said that Manchester United’s use of Cristiano Ronaldo borders on ‘abuse’, adding that they want to turn the 5-time ballon d’Or winner into an average player. Ronaldo was only introduced late into the second half in United’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The Portugal international has scored ten goals in 15 appearances for the Red Devils so far this season. And Owen noted that the former Real Madrid forward is often left to run the side’s attack and says the lack of support he gets is ‘abusive’. Asked whether he’d like to play in United’s team, Owen told Premier League Productions: “No you can’t! We were at Old Trafford for the City game the other day and all of a sudden it’s just exactly the same they leave Cristiano Ro...
You can do more with Man Utd than PSG – Michael tells Pochettino
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You can do more with Man Utd than PSG – Michael tells Pochettino

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen has claimed that Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino can do more with the Red Devils squad than his current team. Owen said this while speaking on reports linking Pochettino with a move to Manchester United. Pochettino has been heavily linked with a move to coach Man United since the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last weekend. The Argentine is said to be a strong favourite to succeed Solskjaer as permanent manager, but his contract with PSG will expire in June 2023. Speaking on BT Sport, Owen said: “I think Poch [Mauricio Pochettino] can probably do more with the Manchester United team than he can the PSG team. “The PSG team picked themselves, but can you mould them into a winning team? I’m not sur...
PSG will not win title, you can’t drop Messi, two others – Owen warns Pochettino
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PSG will not win title, you can’t drop Messi, two others – Owen warns Pochettino

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen has warned Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, that his team would not win the Champions League this season if they continue to play like the way they did against Manchester City. Owen believes Pochettino’s ‘hands are tied’ when it comes to selecting his squad because he cannot drop Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. The former Real Madrid star stated this while reacting to PSG’s Champions League 2-1 defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday night. Man City defeated PSG in England, thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus. Mbappe did score for the French Ligue 1 giants at the Etihad Stadium. Speaking after PSG’s defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday night, Owen told BT Sport: “His (...
Michael Owen predicts Leicester City vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs Arsenal, Man United, other games
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Michael Owen predicts Leicester City vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs Arsenal, Man United, other games

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen has predicted some of this weekend’s English Premier League, EPL, games. Chelsea will face Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon at the King Power Stadium. Watford will host Manchester United in an away Premier League tie on Saturday. Liverpool will tackle Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday evening, while Man City will face Everton on Sunday at Etihad. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Thomas Tuchel was furious to drop points at home to Burnley last time out. The Blues were leading and cruising, but you are always vulnerable if you don’t get that crucial second goal. It is a big week for the club with games at home to Juventus and Man United to follow, so I am expecting a good perform...
Michael Owen names most fouled player in Premier League
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Michael Owen names most fouled player in Premier League

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has identified Manchester City’s Jack Grealish as the most fouled player in the Premier League. Owen said this following Manchester City’s Champions League 4-1 win over Club Brugge on Wednesday night. The former Liverpool star said that he is a huge fan of Grealish but worries the £100million signing does not suit Pep Guardiola’s side’s play style. “I am a huge fan of Jack Grealish, full stop. I love him,” Owen told BT Sport. “I just don’t think he necessarily suits perfectly to Manchester City. I see Grealish as somebody, certainly at Villa, where he would take the ball from deep and be strong and he’s confident and he will run 40/50 yards and earn a free-kick after being tugged back. “He is the most fouled player in the Pre...
Owen predicts results for Tottenham vs Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, other fixtures
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Owen predicts results for Tottenham vs Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, other fixtures

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward, Michael Owen, has predicted some of the English Premier League, EPL, games that will be played this weekend. Leicester City will host Arsenal at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon, while Chelsea will face Newcastle United at St. James’ Park. Manchester United will face Tottenham Hotspur in an away Premier League tie on Saturday evening and Liverpool will host Brighton. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “I fancy Leicester here. Vardy’s record against Arsenal is fantastic and he’s scored 11 against them, more than any opponent. I can see him scoring here and Leicester winning. Leicester 2, Arsenal 1.” Commenting on the Liverpool vs Brighton game, Owen said, “I expect a response from Brighton here, but Liv...
Owen predicts outcome of Man Utd vs Liverpool, Chelsea, City, Leicester, other fixtures
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Owen predicts outcome of Man Utd vs Liverpool, Chelsea, City, Leicester, other fixtures

Former Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has predicted some of the English Premier League, EPL, matches that will be played this weekend. Manchester United will host Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday evening, while Chelsea will tackle Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Manchester City will clash with Brighton on Saturday evening in an away Premier League tie, and Brentford will host Leicester City on Sunday afternoon. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Chelsea rode their luck at times against Brentford and Edouard Mendy was exceptional in goal. No team can play at their best in every game, so for Chelsea to still claim the win really shows their quality this season. “Norwich have still only scored two goals in the league, which is clearl...
UCL: Owen predicts Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool, Club Brugge vs Man City games
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UCL: Owen predicts Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool, Club Brugge vs Man City games

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has predicted today’s UEFA Champions League, UCL, fixtures between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool. Owen also predicted Manchester City’s away Champions League clash with Club Brugge. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “This won’t be an easy one for Liverpool, that’s for sure. “Simeone’s side remained as difficult to beat as ever and knocked Liverpool out two seasons ago. The Reds are playing well though, and in Mo Salah, they have got maybe the best player in the world right now. “I don’t think Liverpool will win this, but I can’t see them losing either. I’m going for a 1-1 draw.” Commenting on the Club Brugge vs Manchester City match, Owen said, “This is a big game for City after losing in Paris i...
EPL: Owen predicts Liverpool vs Man City, Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal fixtures
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EPL: Owen predicts Liverpool vs Man City, Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal fixtures

Former Real Madrid player, Michael Owen, has predicted some of the English Premier League, EPL, games that will be played this weekend. Liverpool will host Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday evening, while Manchester United will take on Everton on Saturday afternoon at Old Trafford. Chelsea will host Southampton on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, and Arsenal will face Brighton in an away Premier League tie on Saturday evening. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Everton haven’t won at Old Trafford since 2013 and I don’t think they’ll be winning this one. I’m predicting a 3-1 Man United win.” Commenting on the Chelsea vs Southampton match, Owen said, “Chelsea were disappointing against Man City. But I felt they were a little too defensive against Man ...
Europa League: Michael Owen predicts Legia Warsaw vs Leicester City, West Ham, Rangers, other games
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Europa League: Michael Owen predicts Legia Warsaw vs Leicester City, West Ham, Rangers, other games

Former Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has predicted the outcomes of some of Thursday’s UEFA Europa League group stage games. Legia Warsaw will host Leicester City at home in a Europa League clash. Rangers will face Sparta Prague in an away Europa League fixture. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Leicester are creating chances but are letting in too many goals at the minute. After blowing a two-goal lead to Napoli in their last, I would expect a response in this. It is never easy to play away from home in what will be a hostile atmosphere in Poland, but I think they can get a 2-1 win. On the West Ham United vs Rapid Vienna game, Owen said, “West Ham continue to pick up some impressive wins under David Moyes. The 2-0 win in Zagreb in the opening...
Champions League: Owen predicts Juventus vs Chelsea, Man Utd vs Villarreal games
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Champions League: Owen predicts Juventus vs Chelsea, Man Utd vs Villarreal games

Former Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has predicted the outcome of some of today’s UEFA Champions League group stage games. Juventus will host Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea in today’s Champions League clash in Turin. Manchester United will tackle Villarreal at Old Trafford. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “This is a must-win for United after some disappointing results. The defeat to Young Boys on matchday one was a shock and ultimately one that Solskjaer must feel was preventable. Ronaldo’s signing galvanised the club but after a couple of bad results, the pressure is back on Ole. “Villareal are an organised side but have had a strange start to their La Liga season, drawing five of their first six. Unai Emery is obviously an experienced manager in Europe, but I ...
Owen criticizes Man Utd’s Lingard for not celebrating win against West Ham
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Owen criticizes Man Utd’s Lingard for not celebrating win against West Ham

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has criticized midfielder, Jesse Lingard, for not celebrating his excellent late winner against West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday. Lingard, a former West Ham player, came off the bench for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at the London Stadium with 17 minutes to go to curl a sublime 89th-minute winner for the Red Devils as the match ended 2-1. The 28-year-old refused to celebrate his goal, but Owen believes he should have passed the ball to his teammate if he didn’t want to score against West Ham. Cristiano Ronaldo had scored for the visitors, while Said Benrahma netted for the Hammers. “The finish is absolutely sublime,” Owen told Premier League Productions. “The only thing that is poor about the whole scenario is that he ...
Champions League: Michael Owen names favourite clubs to win trophy this season
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Champions League: Michael Owen names favourite clubs to win trophy this season

Former Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has named Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United as the favourites clubs to win the Champions League ahead of Paris Saint-Germain. Owen feels all the four Premier League clubs are far ahead of other clubs to win the Europe top-flight competition this season, including the PSG, despite the French Ligue 1 giants having Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. The former England international said this while giving his verdicts on Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe combination as PSG drew 1-1 with Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Messi started PSG’s opening Champions League group game against Club Brugge on Wednesday night in a front three with Neymar, Mbappe, but none of the club’s all-star forw...
Champions League: Michael Owen predicts Liverpool vs AC Milan, Man City vs RB Leipzig
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Champions League: Michael Owen predicts Liverpool vs AC Milan, Man City vs RB Leipzig

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted today’s UEFA Champions League group stage fixture between Liverpool and AC Milan at Anfield. Owen also predicted Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League group stage clash against RB Leipzig at Etihad Stadium. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Wednesday sees Manchester City host RB Leipzig in Group A, which at first glance appears to be a tricky tie. However, Leipzig have recently lost their manager Julain Nagelsmann, central defenders Upamecano and Konate and their influential midfielder Sabitzer. “They have started their Bundesliga campaign badly and I can’t see anything other than a resounding win for Pep Guardiola’s side here. 4-1 to City is my prediction.” Commenting on the Liverpoo...
Arsene Wenger recruits John Terry, Michael Owen, Drogba as FIFA fights to host World Cup every 2 years
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Arsene Wenger recruits John Terry, Michael Owen, Drogba as FIFA fights to host World Cup every 2 years

Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has recruited John Terry and Michael Owen into FIFA’s heavy artillery in the battle to force through a World Cup every two years, according to The Sun, UK. Terry and Owen are among a host of legendary ex-internationals announced as the new members of FIFA’s “Technical Advisory Group”. Didier Drogba, Geremi, German, Jurgen Klinsmann and Lothar Matthaus, Marco Materazzi, Roberto Carlos, Peter Schmeichel and Yaya Toure are other football greats also enlisted. They will give heavyweight support as Wenger, alongside Fifa President, officially outlines his World Cup proposals despite the growing criticism from European football.   The European Club Association, ECA, has held a two-day emergency meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, for the pur...
Arsene Wenger Recruits John Terry, Michael Owen, Drogba as FIFA fights to host World Cup every 2 years
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Arsene Wenger Recruits John Terry, Michael Owen, Drogba as FIFA fights to host World Cup every 2 years

Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has recruited John Terry and Michael Owen into FIFA’s heavy artillery in the battle to force through a World Cup every two years, according to The Sun, UK. Terry and Owen are among a host of legendary ex-internationals announced as the new members of FIFA’s “Technical Advisory Group”. Didier Drogba, Geremi, German, Jurgen Klinsmann and Lothar Matthaus, Marco Materazzi, Roberto Carlos, Peter Schmeichel and Yaya Toure are other football greats also enlisted. They will give heavyweight support as Wenger, alongside Fifa President, officially outlines his World Cup proposals despite the growing criticism from European football. The European Club Association, ECA, has held a two-day emergency meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, for the purpose of ki...
Michael Owen predicts Chelsea vs Liverpool, Arsenal vs Man City, Man United, Tottenham, others
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Michael Owen predicts Chelsea vs Liverpool, Arsenal vs Man City, Man United, Tottenham, others

Former Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen has predicted the outcomes of matches in the Premier League this weekend. The former Premier League player is backing Liverpool and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United to secure victories in their respective games. Liverpool will face Chelsea while Manchester United motivated by the news of Ronaldo’s arrival, will face Wolves. Arsenal will also face Premier League champions, Manchester City, who lost their opening game to Tottenham but bounced back with a comfortable win the following weekend. Talking about the top-of-the-table clash, the former England striker said, “What a match this should be,” via Metro. He predicted: Liverpool 2-1 Chelsea Manchester United 1-0 Wolves Manchester City 2-0 Arsenal Aston Villa 2-1 Brentf...
Michael Owen predicts Arsenal vs Chelsea, Man United, Tottenham, Leicester, other fixtures
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Michael Owen predicts Arsenal vs Chelsea, Man United, Tottenham, Leicester, other fixtures

Former England forward, Michael Owen, has predicted some of this weekend’s English Premier League, EPL, match-day two games. Arsenal will host Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening, while Manchester United will tackle Southampton in an away EPL clash and West Ham will host Leicester City at the London Stadium. Manchester City will host Norwich at Etihad on Saturday, while Liverpool will clash with Burnley and Wolves will host Tottenham Hotspur. Giving his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “The atmosphere inside Anfield for this will be brilliant. Burnley famously won here last season. I can’t see that happening this time around and I fancy a comfortable 2-0 home win for Liverpool.” Speaking on the Man City vs Norwich game, Owen said, “After a disappointing result agai...
England vs Germany: Owen hands Southgate list of starting XI for Euro 2020 fixture
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England vs Germany: Owen hands Southgate list of starting XI for Euro 2020 fixture

  Former England striker, Michael Owen, has handed manager, Gareth Southgate, a list of players he should field in the Three Lions’ upcoming Euro 2020 last 16 fixture against Germany. England will face Germany in the round of 16 fixture on Tuesday evening at Wembley Stadium. Southgate’s side head to the game after beating Cezch Republic 1-0 in their final Group tie on Tuesday, while Germany played a 2-2 draw with Hungary on Wednesday to qualify. According to Owen, Southgate should play Bukayo Saka, as well as captain Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling, who has scored both of England’s goals so far at the tournament. “I am a nightmare for getting ahead of myself, but I can’t believe how kind the draw has been to us,” Owen wrote on Twitter. “If we beat Germany, which w...
Married footballer Michael Owen allegedly begged reality star, Rebecca Jane, for 20 topless photos and told her ‘leave nothing to the imagination”
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Married footballer Michael Owen allegedly begged reality star, Rebecca Jane, for 20 topless photos and told her ‘leave nothing to the imagination”

Married England football legend, Michael Owen allegedly begged TV reality star Rebecca Jane for nude photographs and told her that he would 'judge' them in hundreds of flirty text messages. The former Real Madrid, Newcastle and Manchester United striker, who is married to his childhood sweetheart Louise Bonsall, reportedly asked the Big Brother housemate for 20 topless photos and boasted that he viewed one nude image 65 times. According to reports by the Sunday Mirror, Owen contacted Miss Jane before the conversation 'quickly turned sexual' and asked her for nude photos, telling her: 'Leave nothing to the imagination'. When she obliged, Owen reportedly asked if the reality star's breasts were 'falsies' and suggested they meet up. On a trip away from home, Owen allegedly...
Michael Owen begged former Big Brother housemate for nude pictures
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Michael Owen begged former Big Brother housemate for nude pictures

Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, purportedly begged former Big Brother housemate, Rebecca Jane, for nude pictures. According to the Sunday Mirror, Owen asked Jane, who appeared on Big Brother in 2017, for 20 topless pictures and boasted that he viewed one explicit image 65 times. The former Real Madrid star contacted Jane before the conversation ‘quickly turned sexual’ and asked her for nude photographs, telling her: “Leave nothing to the imagination”. However, when Jane obliged, the former England international then asked if her breasts were ‘falsies’ and suggested they meet up at the races. Meanwhile, Owen is married to his childhood sweetheart Louise Bonsall and they are blessed with four children. Jane, on the other hand, used to run a lo...
UCL final: Manchester City to beat Chelsea 2-0 – Michael Owen
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UCL final: Manchester City to beat Chelsea 2-0 – Michael Owen

  Former Liverpool and England star, Michael Owen has predicted victory for Manchester City when they clash with Premier League rivals Chelsea in the final of the Champions League on Saturday. Manchester City and Chelsea will lock horns in Porto in the finale of this season’s Champions League. While Pep Guardiola’s City are looking forward for a first Champions League win, Chelsea are hoping to lift a second having won the trophy back in 2012, defeating Bayern Munich. Man City are the favourites on papers going into the crunch encounter but Chelsea have beaten City twice in the past six weeks under Thomas Tuchel. But Owen, the former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker, believes Pep Guardiola’s side will get their revenge this time and become the sixth English...
EPL final day: Owen Predicts Aston Villa vs Chelsea, Leicester vs Tottenham, Liverpool, United, others
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EPL final day: Owen Predicts Aston Villa vs Chelsea, Leicester vs Tottenham, Liverpool, United, others

Former England striker, Michael Owen, has predicted the outcomes of Sunday’s English Premier Leagues, final day fixtures. Leicester City will host Tottenham Hotspur at the King Power Stadium, while Chelsea will face Aston Villa in an away tie at Villa Park. Wolves will host Manchester United, while Liverpool will tackle Crystal Palace at Anfield, and Arsenal will take on Brighton at the Emirates. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “At the turn of the year, you’d have thought this match would be a potential shootout for a Champions League spot. However, Spurs’ quick decline has seen them drop out of contention altogether, and with Leicester’s recent dip in form, we could be soon saying the same about them. “The Foxes need to beat Tottenham and hope one of Liverp...
EPL: You Lack Respect for Doing that in Front of Camera – Owen blasts Mane over Klopp
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EPL: You Lack Respect for Doing that in Front of Camera – Owen blasts Mane over Klopp

  Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has slammed Sadio Mane for showing a lack of respect to his manager, Jurgen Klopp, after the Reds’ Premier League 4-2 win over Manchester United on Thursday. Goals from Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool all three points against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side as Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford’s goals were not enough to give the Red Devils a point. After Liverpool defeated Man United at Old Trafford, Klopp went onto the pitch to congratulate his players. The German received a frosty reception from Mane, who had been left on the bench at the start of the match. Mane refused to shake Klopp’s hand and walked away from him, shaking his head. But Owen felt the Senegalese international was ‘disrespect...
EPL: Michael Owen predicts Man City vs Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United, other fixtures
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EPL: Michael Owen predicts Man City vs Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United, other fixtures

Former Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has predicted some of this weekend’s English Premier Leagues, EPL, fixtures. Manchester City will host Chelsea on Saturday evening at Etihad, while Manchester United will face Aston Villa in an away Premier League tie on Sunday afternoon. Arsenal will host West Brom at Emirates on Sunday night, while Liverpool will tackle Southampton on Saturday night at Anfield. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “It’s a dress rehearsal of the UEFA Champions League final at the Etihad as Chelsea make the trip north. “This should be another intense tactical battle between two of the best managers in the game. What makes it more interesting, is that both have contrasting styles. “We saw that in their FA Cup tie when Chelsea took the s...
Michael Owen reveals why he refused socialising with David Beckham while they both played in Real Madrid
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Michael Owen reveals why he refused socialising with David Beckham while they both played in Real Madrid

Footballer, Michael Owen has revealed the reason he didn't socialize with David Beckham when the pair were team-mates at Real Madrid. Beckham arrived at the Bernabeu in Spain in 2003 after a row with Sir Alex Ferguson. Owen then joined the La Liga giants from Liverpool for £8million in 2004. Owen and Beckham had been England team-mates for some time, so many expected them to form a close bond as two of the only Englishmen playing in Spain, but Owen says that was not the case. Owen in his new autobiography, Reboot, stated that he and Beckham rarely had much contact away from the football pitch though he and his wife, Louise and their daughter lived close to the Beckhams. Owen said: “As much as we ended up living close to David and Victoria Beckham and were two English...
Europa League: Owen Predicts Man United vs Roma, Villarreal vs Arsenal
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Europa League: Owen Predicts Man United vs Roma, Villarreal vs Arsenal

  Former Real Madrid player, Michael Owen, has predicted tonight’s Europa League fixtures. Manchester United will host AS Roma in the Europa League semi-final first-leg tie at Old Trafford, while Arsenal will face Villarreal in Spain. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Manchester United come into this after playing out a cagey 0-0 draw away to Leeds at the weekend. “Roma suffered a 3-2 defeat against Cagliari, not the ideal preparation going into a Europa League semi-final first leg. “That said, I think the Italians would settle for that kind of result here. They will be all too aware of how important it is to take a goal or two back to Italy. “For all I have been massively impressed by United on the road this season, they have made a marked improve...
UCL: Michael Owen Predicts Champions League Result for PSG vs Man City
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UCL: Michael Owen Predicts Champions League Result for PSG vs Man City

  Former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted that Manchester City will beat Paris Saint-Germain when both teams clash in tonight’s Champions League semi-final first-leg in Paris. Man City had knocked Borussia Dortmund out of the Champions League quarter-final earlier this month, while PSG eliminated reigning champions, Bayern Munich from the competition. Providing his prediction, Owen told BetVictor, “It’s been far from a vintage spell at home for PSG. The Parisians won 3-1 away to Metz on Saturday. However, they have only been victorious in three of their last eight competitive games at the Parc des Princes. “With another trophy in the bag, Manchester City are really gathering pace. The Citizens have only lost once on their travels i...
Michael Owen Blasts Solskjaer for picking ‘negative team’ against Leeds
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Michael Owen Blasts Solskjaer for picking ‘negative team’ against Leeds

  Former Liverpool forward, Michael Owen has criticised Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his ‘negative’ tactics in Red Devils 0-0 draw with Leeds in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon Solskjaer’s side played out a 0-0 draw in the game that recorded just a few chances in Yorkshire. It was Manchester United’s seventh 0-0 draw of the season more than any other side in the Premier League. And Owen, also a former Manchester United striker, believes the Norwegian manager’s ‘negative’ move of playing Fred and Scott McTominay together in the midfield contributed to the disappointing draw at Elland Road. “I was disappointed with the team that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer picked,” Owen told Premier League Productions. “I thought it was quite a negative team. Yo...
Michael Owen Names One Liverpool Player to Blame for Defeat to Real Madrid
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Michael Owen Names One Liverpool Player to Blame for Defeat to Real Madrid

  Former Liverpool star, Michael Owen has blamed Mohamed Salah for the club’s loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League last night. According to Owen, the Egyptian missed an easy chance to score against Real Madrid. After losing 3-1 in the Spanish capital last week, Liverpool needed to score at least two goals at Anfield to keep their silverware hopes alive this season. The Reds began brightly and created a number of good opportunities in the first-half, their first arguably the best of the game which was spurned by Salah. Sadio Mane found himself in space having ran in behind Real defender Eder Militao, squaring inside to the Egyptian. The former Chelsea and AS Roma star, however, played the ball too close to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois who made the save with ...
UCL: Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand Predict Teams that’ll Play Champions League Final
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UCL: Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand Predict Teams that’ll Play Champions League Final

  Former England stars, Rio Ferdinand and Michael Owen have shared their separate opinions regarding which team will make it to the final of the Champions League. Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are the four teams in the semi-finals. Chelsea will play Real Madrid while Manchester City tackle PSG in the next stage. Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 on aggregate and will go on to face Thomas Tuchel’s men. Chelsea had earlier beaten Porto 2-1 on aggregate with Mauricio Pochettino’s knocking out Bayern Munich. Manchester City joined them in the other semi-final after beating Borussia Dortmund 4-2 on aggregate, fighting back from a goal down to win 2-1 on Wednesday night courtesy of goals from Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden. Former Liver...
Owen Predicts Real Madrid vs Liverpool, Man City vs Dortmund
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Owen Predicts Real Madrid vs Liverpool, Man City vs Dortmund

  Michael Owen, a former Manchester United striker, has predicted tonight’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium. Owen also predicted Manchester City’s clash with Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Manchester City welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Etihad ahead of a match, which on paper has the potential to be a classic. “Although a few years have passed, Pep Guardiola is no stranger to the Germans after going head-to-head with them on multiple occasions whilst manager of rivals Bayern Munich. “This time around, Guardiola’s City side are on the cusp of greatness as they remain on course in all competitions. It’s 26 wins in their...
World Cup qualifiers: Michael Owen Predicts England, Italy, Belgium, other Matches
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World Cup qualifiers: Michael Owen Predicts England, Italy, Belgium, other Matches

  Michael Owen, a former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward, has predicted some of this midweek’s World Cup qualifiers. Belgium will host Wales at the King Power at Den Dreef Stadion on Wednesday night, while England will tackle San Marino at Wembley Stadium on Thursday night. Italy will host Northern Ireland Scotland at Ennio Tardini in Parma on Thursday night, while Scotland will face Austria. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “We must go back to 2016 when these two last met. Belgium ended Wales’ epic Euro 2016 run with a 3-1 win in the quarter-finals. “Since then, Belgium has stayed in and around the summit of the world rankings, and I get the feeling that if they are to win a trophy, it will come in the next couple of years. “Romelu Lukak...
Michael Owen predicts Milan vs Man Utd, Arsenal vs Olympiakos, others
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Michael Owen predicts Milan vs Man Utd, Arsenal vs Olympiakos, others

  Michael Owen, a former Real Madrid striker, has predicted Manchester United to beat AC Milan in tonight’s Europa League round of 32 second-leg tie at San Siro. Owen also predicted Arsenal to defeat Olympiakos at the Emirates Stadium. According to him, Tottenham Hotspur will beat Dinamo Zagreb, while Rangers will defeat Slavia Prague. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Arsenal were at their very best in Greece last week, taking a healthy 3-1 win back to the Emirates. For me, there was a clear gulf in class between the two sides, and back on home soil, I’m siding with the Gunners to go safely through. Arsenal 2, Olympiakos 0.” Commenting on the Dinamo Zagreb vs Tottenham Hotspur game, Owen said, “Spurs have saved a lot of their best work for the Europa...
Rio Ferdinand Lists two Players that will Help Liverpool win Champions League this Season
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Rio Ferdinand Lists two Players that will Help Liverpool win Champions League this Season

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has said that Liverpool cannot win the Champions League this season unless Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez return to the team. Both defenders have been kept out of football actions by long term injuries with Liverpool badly affected by their absence. The Reds qualified for the quarter-finals of the competition on Wednesday as they completed a routine victory over RB Leipzig on Wednesday night. Jurgen Klopp’s men defeated the Germans 2-0 in the first leg in Germany and repeated the scoreline at Anfield, strolling to a 4-0 aggregate victory. Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen had suggested that the Reds could win the Champions League this season following their impressive performance during the game ...
Michael Owen Predicts Olympiacos vs Arsenal, Tottenham vs Dinamo, Man Utd vs Milan
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Michael Owen Predicts Olympiacos vs Arsenal, Tottenham vs Dinamo, Man Utd vs Milan

  Michael Owen, a former Liverpool striker, has predicted Manchester United to beat AC Milan when both teams clash in the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first-leg fixture at Old Trafford on Thursday evening. Owen also predicted Arsenal to defeat Olympiakos at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Greece. According to him, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur will beat Dinamo Zagreb in England. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Manchester United and AC Milan have shared quite a few memorable ties in years gone by. Often this has been in the Champions League, but now they reacquaint in the Europa with both sides at similar stages of rebuilding after a few years of transition. “United will no doubt be happy to let Milan come at them. However, the Italians are a clever...
Michael Owen Predicts Juventus vs Porto, Dortmund vs Sevilla
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Michael Owen Predicts Juventus vs Porto, Dortmund vs Sevilla

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted Juventus to beat FC Porto when both sides clash in tonight’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg fixture in Turin.   Owen also predicted Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla to play a draw at Westfalenstadion, Germany. Recall that Porto defeated Juventus 2-1 in the first-leg last month, while Dortmund won 3-2 against Sevilla. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Despite Juventus suffering defeat in the first leg, they came away from Portugal with a vital away goal. With so much firepower, I just can’t see past the Old Lady adding to their goal tally. “The jury may still be out on whether Andrea Pirlo is the right man for the job in the long term, but I do feel this tie is set up fo...
Paul Scholes Tells Martial how he Can Become Man United’s Main Striker
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Paul Scholes Tells Martial how he Can Become Man United’s Main Striker

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has told striker, Anthony Martial, how he can become the club’s main striker. Scholes said the France international could establish himself as the Red Devils’ first-choice centre forward and score 30 goals per season if he develops a “ruthless streak”. Martial was impressive in Man United’s 2-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday as he won an early penalty during the encounter. “Today against Manchester City, I thought they were excellent on the counter-attack. I thought Martial was really good as he (Solskjaer) said in the interview,” Scholes told Premier League Productions. “He’s not scored today, he’s had a great opportunity to score, but the other things he did meant he was a real threat. He was working hard. “He has qua...
Michael Owen predicts Chelsea vs Everton, Man City vs Man United, other fixtures
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Michael Owen predicts Chelsea vs Everton, Man City vs Man United, other fixtures

  Former Real Madrid and Liverpool forward, Michael Owen, has predicted that Chelsea will beat Everton when both sides clash in the Premier League on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. Owen also predicted Manchester City to defeat Manchester United on Sunday evening at the Etihad Stadium. He also suggested that West Ham United will beat Leeds United on Monday night at the London Stadium. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come in for a bit of criticism in recent weeks due to his side’s under-par record against the top six. However, when you look at how United set up, it’s no real surprise. They simply don’t get to dictate the territory against these sides, and ultimately that can lead to a stalemate. “However, one side that will ...
Salah vs Mane: Michael Owen Accuses Liverpool Star after 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea
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Salah vs Mane: Michael Owen Accuses Liverpool Star after 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea

Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has histrionically accused the club’s forward, Sadio Mane, of avoiding winning penalties as he doesn’t want teammate, Mohamed Salah to score. Owen made the claims after Chelsea defeated Liverpool 1-0 in the Premier League on Thursday night at Anfield, thanks to Mason Mount’s strike. Recall that Salah, who is Liverpool’s first-choice spot-kick taker, looked set to be handed another golden chance to increase his goals tally to 18 this season from 12 yards when Mane gave the Chelsea goal. Andreas Christensen dangled out a clumsy leg but Mane got to teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold’s ball first. There may have been enough contact for Mane to win a penalty, but instead, the Senegalese star attempted to meet his heavy touch to score. Mane...
Michael Owen Predicts Position Chelsea will Finish Under Tuchel
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Michael Owen Predicts Position Chelsea will Finish Under Tuchel

Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has predicted the position Chelsea will finish under their manager, Thomas Tuchel, this season. Owen said that Chelsea would finish in the top four positions this term under Tuchel after they defeated Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield on Thursday night, thanks to Mason Mount’s first-half goal. According to him, the Stamford Bridge club are not conceding goals, and they have kept clean sheets in ten matches. “You ride the crest of a wave, Chelsea are not going anywhere. They are staying in the top four,” Owen told Premier League Productions. “They are not conceding goals, eight clean sheets in 10 games, they have only scored 11 goals. “It is not like they are knocking the lights out. They are a team that are probably scoring at the same race...
Chelsea vs Man United: Michael Owen Disagrees With Solskjaer’s Comments
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Chelsea vs Man United: Michael Owen Disagrees With Solskjaer’s Comments

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen , has disagreed with manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s comments following the Red Devils’ Premier League clash with Chelsea last weekend. Man United and Chelsea played a 0-0 draw on Sunday night at Stamford Bridge, with both clubs having only a few chances during the match. After the game, Solskjaer had claimed that Man United delivered an almost “perfect away performance” against Thomas Tuchel’s side. Reacting to Solskjaer’s comments, Owen told Sky Sports ahead of Man United’s away Premier League clash with Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, “Defensively, energy, application, attitude, pressing. Spot on. “With the ball, we weren’t good enough. Not enough quality. We did not create the chances we hoped for. “If we scored on th...
Michael Owen Predicts Liverpool vs Chelsea, Crystal Palace vs Man United, other fixtures
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Michael Owen Predicts Liverpool vs Chelsea, Crystal Palace vs Man United, other fixtures

  Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted that Chelsea will play a draw against Jurgen Klopp’s side when both sides clash in the Premier League on Thursday night at Anfield. Owen also predicted Manchester United to beat Crystal Palace on Wednesday night at Selhurst Park Stadium. According to him, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will thrash Wolves at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “This one is arguably the pick of the midweek matches. Back at Anfield, Liverpool will be desperate to get on track after a string of poor results on home soil. “They welcome a Chelsea side that will no doubt be cautious. If Thomas Tuchel sets up to play on the counter, I could see them causing Liverpo...
Michael Owen Predicts Chelsea vs Man United, Leicester City vs Arsenal, Others
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Michael Owen Predicts Chelsea vs Man United, Leicester City vs Arsenal, Others

  Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has predicted Leicester City to beat Arsenal when both sides clash in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon at the King Power Stadium. Owen also backed Manchester United and Chelsea to play a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening. According to him, Everton will beat Southampton at Goodison Park on Monday. “There were differing fortunes for both sides in Thursday’s Europa League fixtures. I was surprised to see Leicester crash out but was equally impressed by Arsenal’s fight-back against Benfica,” Owen told BetVictor. “I think if you asked Brendan Rodgers privately, he’d agree that UEFA Champions League qualification is the priority for the Foxes this season. “It will be interesting to see how this one plays ...
Michael Owen Predicts Atalanta vs Real Madrid, Monchengladbach vs Man City
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Michael Owen Predicts Atalanta vs Real Madrid, Monchengladbach vs Man City

  Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted Real Madrid to beat Atalanta in tonight’s UEFA Champions League last-16, first-leg clash at Atleti Azzurri d’Italia in Bergamo, Italy. Owen also predicted Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to beat Borussia Monchengladbach at Puskás Aréna in Budapest, Hungary. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “After racking up four wins in a row, Real Madrid are starting to resemble the Los Blancos’ we’ve all become accustomed to. Messrs Modric, Kroos and Casemiro have all come alive and despite being on the brink of exiting this tournament in the group stages, they now must be considered as outright contenders. “However, first, they must overcome a tricky knockout tie against Atalanta. The Serie A si...
EPL: Michael Owen predicts Arsenal vs Man City, Man Utd vs Newcastle
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EPL: Michael Owen predicts Arsenal vs Man City, Man Utd vs Newcastle

  Former England striker, Michael Owen, has predicted some of the Premier League matches that will be played this Sunday. Manchester City are away to 10th-placed Arsenal at the Emirates. Pep Guardiola’s men have the chance to secure their 13th consecutive win against the Gunners. Owen feels they will beat the Gunners 3-1. “The Citizens are steam-rolling all before them at the minute, and with a win in the cup already under their belts at the Emirates this season, I think they’ll have too much for the home side once again,” he said. On Manchester United’s clash against Newcastle at Old Trafford, Owen added: “This is a big test for Newcastle and it is one I think that’s just out of their grasp at the minute. “It’s 2-0 Manchester United for me.”...

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