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Sport'People who go from Sainsbury's to Tesco are not accused of being disloyal... football is a job': Michael Owen insists he made right choice in joining Manchester United despite allegiance to bitter rivals Liverpool

17:20  15 september  2019
17:20  15 september  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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'People who go from Sainsbury's to Tesco are not accused of being disloyal... football is a job': Michael Owen insists he made right choice in joining Manchester United despite allegiance to bitter rivals Liverpool © Getty Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough

Michael Owen has insisted that he has no regrets over his move to Manchester United.

Having started his career at Liverpool, Owen ended up joining rivals United in 2009 following spells with Real Madrid and Newcastle.

Owen was subsequently given a hostile reception by Liverpool fans but claimed that footballers shouldn't be criticised for joining rival clubs, stating that if an individual went from Sainsbury's to Tesco's they wouldn't be accused of being disloyal.

'People who go from Sainsbury's to Tesco are not accused of being disloyal... football is a job': Michael Owen insists he made right choice in joining Manchester United despite allegiance to bitter rivals Liverpool © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Michael Owen has no regrets over his Manchester United move despite his Liverpool links

Owen told goal: 'Football is a job. A very special job and a privileged job, but it is still a job for the players and the managers involved in it.

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'Obviously, fans who have a real passion for their club don't see it in that light and that's where the problems can start, especially in an age when social media gives people access to reach you.

'Fans never change their colours and we all understand that. It is their life, it is their passion, but they will change jobs from time to time in their careers and they don't see that as betraying their former employer.

'These people who criticise you probably make similar moves in their careers. They might move from Barclays Bank to Lloyds Bank or from Sainsbury's to Tesco's and they are not accused of being disloyal.'

'People who go from Sainsbury's to Tesco are not accused of being disloyal... football is a job': Michael Owen insists he made right choice in joining Manchester United despite allegiance to bitter rivals Liverpool © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Owen believes that footballers shouldn't be criticised by fans when they join a rival team

Owen added that he believes that it is 'madness' that footballers are treated differently when they change employers in comparison to those in other professions.

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Many players are condemned by fans when they join a rival team, but Owen believes that shouldn't be the case.

MICHAEL OWEN'S CAREER

1996-2004: Liverpool

2004-2005: Real Madrid

2005-2009: Newcastle

2009-2012: Manchester United

2012-2013: Stoke

'People who go from Sainsbury's to Tesco are not accused of being disloyal... football is a job': Michael Owen insists he made right choice in joining Manchester United despite allegiance to bitter rivals Liverpool © Getty (Photo by Faris Hadziq/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

He said: 'If a footballer moves from their club, these same people have a very different view.

'They accuse the player of lacking loyalty, of being a mercenary.... and yet the reality is, this is someone moving from one job to another, often with the aim of bettering themselves professionally and to look after their family.

'If you get a promotion in most jobs, you will get a pat on the back and people will congratulate you, but you are often all those unpleasant words I just mentioned if you leave one football club and join another. It's madness, but it will always be the case.'

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‘ Football is made of decisions. Some players react in different ways and have different kinds of ‘To be honest, Bastian is not speaking a lot. He gave his last statement which he is completely free to Mourinho has been accused of showing Schweinsteiger a lack of respect by the player’ s brother and

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Owen won silverware at both Liverpool and United, and went on to have a short spell at Stoke before retiring.

It was at Liverpool where Owen had the longest spell at one club, playing 297 games and scoring 158 goals.

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