Man Utd defender Ferdinand tribute to Stoke striker Owen

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has paid tribute to former teammate Michael Owen ahead of today's trip to Stoke City.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has paid tribute to former teammate Michael Owen ahead of today's trip to Stoke City.

Owen is now preparing for a post-game career after confirming he will quit at the end of the season.

"When Michael was called upon, more often than not he produced," said Rio Ferdinand, a former team-mate for club and country.

"He scored for us in the League Cup final and he'll be remembered forever for his goal against City.

"If you had a chance and you had to put your house on it he'd be right up there with the players you'd want it to fall to."

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