Despite his standing among the Liverpool faithful being forever tarnished when he joined rivals United, Owen is insistent he has no regrets.
"Following that I wished things had been different and I had come back to Liverpool and lived happily ever after.
"But I would still sign for Man United because that was the best option at the time.
"I'm not ashamed of what I did despite people wanting me to be ashamed.
"It was never my dream to play for Stoke, Man United or Newcastle but that's where my career took me."