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Ex-Liverpool boss Houllier: Man Utd right move for Owen

Former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier is convinced Michael Owen will get back to his best at Manchester United.

Ahead of tomorrow's return to Anfield for Owen, Houllier told the Daily Mail: "He has two great qualities. Great enthusiasm for the game and great confidence in himself. The kind of confidence that, I believe, will enable him to get back to his very best now he is at Manchester United.

"He might have had his injury problems but his game has developed and he remains a top, top player. This is someone who always delivers in the big games. He is very clever when it comes to moving between the lines, dropping off into midfield and moving into the space between defenders.

"He can work brilliantly off a centre forward, the way I often had him playing with Emile Heskey. It was a tremendous privilege to work with him for six years.

"When Fergie signed Michael in the summer, I thought it was a very astute piece of business. Here, after all, was a player of the highest quality available for nothing. Michael will do well for United. Of that I am absolutely certain."



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