Michael Owen.

Michael Owen causes outrage amongst Liverpool fans after tweet

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It seems like virtually every time Michael Owen posts a message on Twitter it causes something of a storm online. But the former England striker surely couldn't have expected the reaction he received from furious Liverpool supporters after one tweet last night.

Taking to Twitter during Manchester United's impressive victory over Southampton on Friday evening, the ex-Liverpool and United forward seemed in awe of Jose Mourinho's side as he made his own title prediction.

The post (seen below) led to a severe backlash from the Anfield faithful, so much so that Owen - an official ambassador for Liverpool - had to clarify his comments with two further tweets.


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First, the message that got Owen in hot water...

As you might expect considering Owen's role at Liverpool and the Merseyside club's fierce rivalry with United, the response on Merseyside wasn't particularly kind...

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Owen, who scored 179 goals in 306 games for Liverpool, wasn't willing to take the abuse lying down, however.

Instead, he offered the angry Liverpool fans a little geography lesson.

While the former England striker-turned-analyst was quick to clarify his point, you have to admit that his original tweet - complete with Pogba praise - did seem to suggest he was talking up United's Premier League chances.

After their start to the life under Jose Mourinho, can you really blame him?

Coming away from Old Trafford on Friday night with a 2-0 win and three points, the Red Devils have a 100 percent record through two games and look a confident side under the Portuguese.

Two goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a composed debut for world record signing Pogba mean United look a completely different side to the one that struggled for consistency under Louis van Gaal last season.


Whether they go on to win the title remains to be seen. Liverpool, fresh off the back of their impressive 4-3 win over Arsenal, will certainly be hoping they can challenge their rivals all the way this year.

Who will finish higher; Man Utd or Liverpool? Have your say in the comments below...

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