Michael Owen's ranking of Kevin de Bruyne has upset some Manchester United fans
Michael Owen seems hell bent on turning his former fans against him.
On several occasions over the years, Liverpool supporters voiced their anger about comments made by their ex-striker and moved to distance themselves from Owen.
Owen, who is an international ambassador for Liverpool, spoke with great affection of his time as a Manchester United player and that did not sit well with fans of the Merseyside club.
The Anfield faithful have wanted him removed from his ambassadorial role for some time - having established a petition last year and now United fans have lost their patience with Owen after his recent comments about some of his former teammates at Old Trafford.
While praising the passing ability of in-form Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, Owen placed the Belgian above Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, as well as David Beckham, in his list of the Premier League's greatest ever passers of the ball.
"De Bruyne, Scholes, Giggs, Beckham would be my order," Owen said.
"Scholesy had great vision. Not only could he play a ball, but he had great vision.
"Giggs probably didn’t have the long range ping in his locker like a Beckham or a Scholes, but had unbelievable vision.
While there's no denying the fact that De Bruyne is enjoying an incredible season and most neutrals would agree that he's front-runner for the Player of the Season award, United fans didn't hesitate to make their opinions known with regards to Owen's claims.
Michael Owen claiming Kevin De Bruyne is better than Paul Scholes? Well Scholesy is 43 now so maybe, but at his peak De Bruyne couldn't lay a finger on him. Rather listen to Owen's horses.
— John Ludden (@johnludds) February 15, 2018
Just red Michael Owen comments saying De Bryune has Surpassed Beckham, Giggs and Scholes. 😂😂 That was a comedy section on the show I guess. This guy -Owen- has always been angry at United for not 'making' it at OT. Instead he should blame himself and grow up. #MUFC
— Victor Otengo (@VeeqOtengo) February 15, 2018
Michael Owen football pundit just chose KDB over Paul Scholes in terms of passing. In other news, the Earth is flat and it's Liverpool's year.
— Brendan De Souza (@BaazigarBren) February 12, 2018
I have just heard Michael Owen prefer KDD over Giggs,Scholes,Beckham... I'm done.Literally.
— Parag (@Parag96897) February 12, 2018
To Michael Owen. pic.twitter.com/QKcDfrQXMp
— Meet Bhatt (@MeetBhatt53) February 15, 2018
Michael Owen just picked De Bruyne out of Scholes, Giggs and Beckham in a PL Live show.
Why did we sign this scouse in the first place? Disgrace.
— #GlazersOut (@ananthu_kriz) February 12, 2018