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Michael Owen wanted to defend David de Gea..

Michael Owen and Robbie Savage have an argument on BT Sport

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Michael Owen and Robbie Savage are not up there with the most interesting football pundits on television but they can both challenge for the title of the most entertaining any day of the week.

Owen has been the creator of some of the finest commentary cock-ups in Premier League history including the infamous "When they don’t score they hardly ever win", and the equally hilarious "Anichebe is just pulling off Jones, which is what I would do if I was him".

Savage is not nearly as famous for his questionable statements but is the champion of simply annoying people. The former Blackburn and Derby midfielder never shies away from making his opinion heard and is ready to call out anyone he doesn't agree with.

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So which clever clogs at BT Sport decided to put them in a room together? Alongside Jake Humphrey, the pair were charged with the task of analysing Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Stoke City on Sunday.

The match was defined by a single moment when David de Gea fumbled a tame shot from Glen Johnson, allowing Jon Walters to cross the ball to Joe Allen, who was left with an empty net to equalise. It was an error that cost Manchester United a further two points in the Premier League, leaving them five points off the pace.

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But was De Gea really to blame? The vast majority of fans and pundits out there would say yes but Owen is not the vast majority. He tried to explain why De Gea had actually done "a lot right" during the incident only for Savage to completely disagree.

Scroll along to 3:45 in the video below to see the fall out:

Jose Mourinho's excuse

But Owen wasn't the only one coming up with weird excuses for the Manchester United players. Jose Mourinho raised eyebrows after claiming his team should have beaten the Potters 6-0 after putting in what he believed to be their best performance of the season.

"I am very happy with the performance but when the result should be 5-0 or 6-0 and it is 1-1, the happiness disappears and the frustration with the result comes," said Mourinho.

"That’s football. Very undeserved. Against Leicester, the result made more than the performance and today was the opposite. The best performance by far.

"Against a very defensive team like Stoke, my team did well and kept the ball. Everything was beautiful.

"One team wants to score more goals and are completely in control. They go there once and score. In the first minute the keeper made an unbelievable save and he kept doing it until the end."

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Michael Owen
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