Just when you thought Michael Owen had caused enough damage for a day, out comes another part of his now infamous book.
The 39-year-old’s autobiography has caused quite the stir, and his comments on Newcastle certainly kicked things off.
Now, the ex-England international has opted to get under the skin of another one of his former clubs, this time targeting Manchester United legend David Beckham.
In the latest piece from his book that is being serialised in The Daily Mirror, Owen admits he still holds resentment towards Beckham after the latter’s sending-off against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup.
After hearing the former striker’s comments, United fans took to Twitter to voice their opinion about the matter.
Many supporters of the Manchester side insisted there is a sense of irony as they hold some “resentment” with him for taking the number seven shirt when he arrived at Old Trafford.
Some Red Devils fans slammed him for trying to create a bit of manufactured controversy in order to sell his book.
Check out some of the furious reaction of United fans below:
Funny I still hold some resentment that we gave Owen the no.7 shirt… pic.twitter.com/kztz2FB8ua
— Si Whitworth (Formerly FudgyFC) (@si_whitworth) 3 September 2019
He should’ve mentioned this the day he signed for United & got the No 7 shirt.
— Manchester Mooj (@manchestermooj) 3 September 2019
Trying to be controversial to become relevant again
— lee (@ld_1986) 4 September 2019
This reeks of a dull ex footballer trying to be controversial to sell some books.
— Tbevie (@Tbevie50) 4 September 2019
He’s a very bitter man, considering he will want for nothing!
— KD1980 (@stevekdcarpets) 4 September 2019
A fabulous striker in his playing days, yet hated by the fans of all the clubs he has played for. That’s some feat.. Michael Owen is truly a rare breed.
— Talib_Talib (@pamsin88) 4 September 2019
Well it’s a good thing nobody out here in the real world cares about what Michael Owen says
— Mike Meade (@poopbasket83) 3 September 2019
Owen really turned out a snake
— Honest_corner (@CornerHonest) 3 September 2019
Good grief, he’s one despicable bloke
— Matthew (@Matthew_MUFC17) 3 September 2019
Hahahahha a player just want to arise his income by selling a biography. He is just a player. Beckham is Great Player. How to compare? Any clue?
— Joeggmu (@Joeggmu1) 4 September 2019