Liverpool hero McAteer: Owen can't come back after signing for Man Utd

Liverpool hero Jason McAteer can't see Michael Owen returning to Anfield.
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Liverpool hero Jason McAteer can't see Michael Owen returning to Anfield.

McAteer says Owen ‘burned his bridges’ at Liverpool when he joined Manchester United.

He told talkSPORT: “I wouldn’t take Owen back. I don’t know if the love of the game has slightly gone out of him.

“He wasn’t great at Man United. He was on the bench a lot, he picked up a few injuries, and he burned his bridges when he went there.

“He was highly regarded at Anfield, a bit of a legend really, and he sort of took the edge off that with a move to Man United. He needs to look after himself, obviously, and he maybe went there to win things, which he did, but sometimes you don’t need to make a move like that.”

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