Owen Says Man U Trophy Better Than Anything He Won At Liverpool!
25 May 2011 04:30
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Michael Owen has confirmed his Premiership medal is worth more than anything he won at Anfield, and he wants to stay at Manchester United. The money-grabbing parasite is probably the most hated figure (ex-Newcastle player) in living memory, as he found out at St James' Park when he returned this season. And he certainly knows how to treat his old clubs . as he planted his flag in the Manchester camp when asked about his time at home-town club Liverpool. The former England striker picked up the first Premier League title medal of his career on Sunday and scored United's final league goal of the season during the 4-2 win over Blackpool. We have our fingers crossed that Owen will be disappointed in his hopes to grab a place on the bench for Saturday's Champions League final, meaning he might well have played his last game for the Old Trafford outfit. The 31-year-old's two-season contract expires this summer and with Danny Welbeck due to return from his loan spell at Sunderland, it appears highly unlikely he will be offered another. Owen: "I want to stay because Manchester United is a fantastic club. "I have to find out in the coming week or two and I will be speaking to the manager. "This is an important week so there is no point discussing my future with him now, but we will have a chat after the season is over. "You can drop your level and play more regularly in a team that is not of as high a standard as Manchester United. "But your level stays high when you are training with top players and you enjoy your football much more when you are playing in a good team. "It depends which side of the coin you look at. "I have certainly enjoyed my time here even though I haven't played as much this year and I have still felt part of it. "I have played in 11 Premier League games and qualified for a medal and loved every minute of it." Owen said playing for Newcastle was not his true level: "I play better in a side that is winning things".