Owen may not have been central to United‚Äôs success this season but he did make 11 league appearances and score twice (including against Blackpool on the final day) as the Reds marched towards a record 19th title.
‚ÄúAs they say, if you can‚Äôt beat them, join them,‚ÄĚ he told MUTV, smiling. ‚ÄúI won a lot of trophies with Liverpool but to win the Premier League is the pinnacle of anyone‚Äôs career. I‚Äôm very proud today.
‚ÄúI‚Äôve not played as much as I did last year but we all have to play our part to win the league and it‚Äôs been enjoyable, nonetheless. I‚Äôm really pleased and proud to have played with a great crop of lads and obviously the manager‚Äôs second to none.‚ÄĚ
An incredible 21 players qualified for medals (10 appearances or more), although Owen was at pains to point out that even more players had played their part in their success.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a great team in my eyes,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThroughout the year you‚Äôd look at the team and think ‚Äėhe‚Äôs essential‚Äô and then he‚Äôd dip out of form or somebody else would come back from injury or come into form‚Ä¶ the amount of goals that have been spread around the team is fantastic.
‚ÄúEveryone‚Äôs played a part, even the lads who have only played a couple of games, the likes of Wes Brown and Gary Neville, for instance. They‚Äôre all great members of the squad ‚Äď we live with these guys day in and day out and they‚Äôre even more important than people would think.‚ÄĚ