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Michael Owen makes embarrassing Europa League blunder on BT Sport

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Pundits can sometimes make mistakes. They're human, it happens. However, you'd at least expect them to get the basics right, especially when they're not under any pressure or time constraint.

It's becoming an ever increasing trend for media companies to hire ex-players to provide some greater insight into the game that journalists just couldn't provide having never played at the top level themselves.

But more often than not they just end up rubbing fans up the wrong way. Lately, the likes of Chris Sutton and Paul Merson have been in the headlines for their strange opinions and hot takes, and it now seems that Michael Owen can be added to that list.

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It's not the first time Owen has been caught out, of course, he has a history of grating fans with his sometimes strange views, but during Manchester United's clash with Rostov last night.

The Europa League can be a confusing beast. Since it was reformatted from the UEFA Cup, the competition has had more facelifts than a fading Hollywood actress and it can be difficult to accurately track its progress.

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However, Michael Owen is either deeply confused or he's living in a fantasy world, as he made the claim that Liverpool won the tournament last season.

Granted, they got to the final where they fell to Spanish outfit Sevilla, but come on, Michael, you played for this club, you should really know better than that!

When asked about how difficult the Europa League can be, he responded: "It's a difficult competition to win, you look at Liverpool winning it last season, they played some unbelievably hard teams."

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Oh dear, oh dear.

Naturally, everyone watching at home quickly picked up on his mistake and took to social media to have a pop at his expense.

United managed to win the encounter on the night 1-0, pushing them through to the quarter-final on a 2-1 aggregate scoreline.

It wasn't a classic encounter by any means, with the highlight appearing to be Marcos Rojo eating a banana (we're not sure why either) but it's kept United on course for a second piece of silverware during Jose Mourinho's maiden season in charge.

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