Ex-Man Utd, Liverpool striker Owen: I could've been England's greatest

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen says he could've been England's greatest if not for injury. Owen retired from football at Stoke City last month.

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen says he could've been England's greatest if not for injury.

Owen retired from football at Stoke City last month.

He said: “The main regret would be wondering what could have been if I hadn’t developed that problem at 19.

“If I had stayed injury-free throughout my career, I’m sure I would have a few more records than I already have.

“The obvious one would be the all-time England goalscoring record.

“But everyone can look back on their career and have a little sob story to tell.

“I know I’ve been very lucky in the grand scheme of things. I’m certainly able to walk away with my head held high.”

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