Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is pleased to see former Red Michael Owen back at a top-four club - but hopes his friend finds life at Manchester United tough going.
Carragher predicted United's latest signing could prove a masterstroke for Sir Alex Ferguson, but is crossing his fingers the England striker struggles for goals in the Premier League title race.
"Signing Michael Owen was a clever piece of business by United and he has started really well in pre-season," Carragher told the Sunday Mirror.
"In a way I'm pleased he's got a big move to a big club because he came in for a lot of criticism at Newcastle. Why? What did he do wrong up there?
"For me, Michael Owen is still a great player and great role model and I have this feeling he'll be good for United.
"But he plays for our biggest rivals now so he'll know I won't want him to carry on scoring once the season starts."