Owen doesn't regret signing for Newcastle

Michael Owen has no regrets over his time with Newcastle United.

Michael Owen has no regrets over his time with Newcastle United.

Owen admits that had Liverpool matched Newcastle’s £16m bid to Real Madrid then he could easily have returned to Anfield and the club where he became a global icon.

But he told the Sunday Sun: “It was a dream start. It has hurt me over the years since I left that every question that is asked to me is always a negative one about Newcastle.

“I am always trying to say positive things about Newcastle – because that’s what I thought about my time up there.

“A lot of negativity came out and the bandwagon rolled on.

“Whenever I say anything decent nobody wants to write it.

“So I mean it when I say it was an enjoyable time for me.

“From the first minute I arrived with the amount of people that were there to greet me when I signed, it was fantastic. It was unbelievable.

“I got off to a great start in that sense.”

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