Ex-England striker Owen has been in the headlines a lot this week, with his new book about to hit the shelves, as he reveals some pretty tasty anecdotes from his playing days.
One of the most controversial moments of Owen’s career came in the summer of 2009 when he signed for Manchester United – having come made a name for himself at their bitter rivals, Liverpool.
As you probably expect, Owen has taken plenty of stick from Liverpool fans for his decision to move to Old Trafford but his former team-mate Carragher reckons he’s taken more than his fair share over the last decade or so.
Speaking via the Mirror, Carragher said: “There’s no doubt, in speaking to Michael, he’s been desperate to do this book and get a lot off his chest for a while.
“That is mainly down to his decision to leave Liverpool and, years later, join Manchester United.
“I tried to stop him doing both!
“I must say I think some of the stick from Liverpool fans is bang out of order considering what he did for the club and the reaction other players get who did nothing for Liverpool.
“It hurts Michael and his family, but hopefully this book will let people know the real story and why he came to these decisions.
“My only hope in reading it is he doesn’t go into too much detail about the Liverpool FC Christmas parties!”
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