Michael Owen reveals he’d join Man City over Liverpool and Man Utd as a player now

Michael Owen says he’d love to play with Kevin De Bruyne (Picture: DAZN)

Ex-Liverpool and Manchester United ace Michael Owen says he’d join Manchester United over his former clubs if he was a player now.

The striker started his career at Anfield and he scored 158 goals in just shy of 300 appearances for the Reds before joining Real Madrid in 2004.

The England forward returned to the Premier League after just one year at the Bernabeu when he joined Newcastle for £17m but his injuries spoilt his four years in the north-east.

Owen then completed a shock move to Manchester United, where he finally won the Premier League for the first time.

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However, despite his ties to both clubs and their rivalry with Manchester City, Owen says he’d join Pep Guardiola’s side now because he would love to play with Kevin De Bruyne.

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Owen spent seven years of his career at Liverpool (Picture: Allsport)

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Owen won the Premier League at Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Asked which Premier League club he’d join as a player now, Owen told DAZN: ‘Probably Manchester City, just because of that lad that has passed the ball there Kevin De Bruyne.

‘I’ve said before if I could come back and play nowadays and play with one player alongside me I’d pick De Bruyne and saying ‘get him involved’.

‘You don’t even have to be any good to score ten goals just playing alongside him’

De Bruyne took his tally of assists in the Premier League this season to 18 after providing for Riyad Mahrez’s goal against Newcastle.

CIty were 3-0 up on the hour mark after goals from the Algerian, Gabriel Jesus and a Newcastle own goal.

The Belgian is just two away from Thierry Henry’s assist record, which was set in 2004.

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