Date: 4th October 2011 at 10:27am
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Since his move to Old Trafford Michael Owen has had his detractors.

The former Liverpool striker has made it perfectly clear that he would rather be at United, face limited playing time but attempt to force his way into the team, than be at a lesser club and play more games.

This has caused much contention amongst fans as well as other professionals but in his time at Old Trafford, Owen has reaped the rewards, with him finally lifting a league title having failed to do so with Liverpool, Real Madrid and Newcastle previously.

Following his two goal salvo against Leeds in the Carling Cup last month there was further talk of a return to the international set up for the 31 year old striker but former international and club strike partner Alan Shearer has spoken out against Owen claiming he wouldn’t be happy to be in that position,

“He’s happy with that. That’s his decision.

“Other players might have been different. I wouldn’t have been happy sat on the bench.

“I would want to play. But that’s him.”