Former Newcastle United and current Manchester United striker Michael Owen yesterday named his Premier League Team of the Year on Twitter and it contained three Magpies.
Owen might have been a complete disaster for Newcastle in the four years he spent in the north-east following Graeme Souness paying £17 million for his services for 2005, but it’s nice to see that he still holds Newcastle and their current team in high regard.
It seems that Owen has been reduced to talking about football as his time on the pitch at Old Trafford becomes smaller and smaller, and with so much time on his hands he went about doing the PFA’s job and handing out awards.
The Mowens, as I’ve decided to tag them, he’s handed out include Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year and Team of the Season, in addition to his ultimate starting eleven.
Unsurprisingly Arsenal striker Robin van Persie was named Owen’s Player of the Year, but Newcastle feature heavily in the rest of the categories.
Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul gets the Young Player of the Year Mowen, while the Magpies picked up Team of the Season too, ahead of Swansea, Norwich and Spurs. But what about the Premier League Team of the Year?
Here is Michael Owen’s top flight team of the year, featuring no less than three Magpies, and no Manchester United players as per Owen’s own stipulations.
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