Michael Owen played four years for Newcastle from 2005-2009 when we were relegated, but in that time he played only 79 times for the Tyneside club with 30 goals, and he missed long periods of playing time with some serious injuries, including an ACL knee injury he picked up playing for England at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Michael Owen – he’s now a pundit with BT Sports
In his prediction for tonight’s game which is a battle between two of Michael’s former clubs, he doesn’t exactly go out on a limb — but he thinks Manchester United will not win the match.
Michael will be commentating on the game for BT Sports, and this is what he has said in his Betvictor column today:
“I’m looking forward to going to St James’ Park, as I’ll be commentating on the game for BT Sports on Wednesday night, when Newcastle host Manchester United,”
“Both sides won at the weekend however both were far from convincing, and I think Louis Van Gaal’s side want taking on at around the even money mark.”
And his final recommendation is that Newcastle will win or draw the game.
Newcastle have been decimated with injuries, but we’ll still be able to field a decent side tonight, and it’s an opportunity for John Carver to prove he can get a result against a top side.
If we can win this game, it would be John’s third win in 10 games in charge of Newcastle – but we’d also be happy enough with a draw tonight.
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