Michael Owen Snubs Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard, and David Beckham as He Names His All Time Premier League XI

Michael Owen Snubs Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard, and David Beckham as He Names His All Time Premier League XI

  • Legendary Premier League striker Michael Owen has revealed his all-time Premier League XI
  • Owen's squad is dominated by Man United legends, with five of the 11 players previously turning out for the Red Devils
  • Incredibly, the former England international had no place for Frank Lampard in midfield as Steven Gerrard, Paul Scholes, and Patrick Vieira made the cut
  • Owen equally enjoyed an illustrious career that saw him plunder an eyewatering 150 goals during his time with Liverpool, Man United, Newcastle, and Stoke City

Michael Owen has snubbed Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard, and David Beckham while naming his all-time Premier League XI.

A Premier League icon himself, Owen had the privilege of playing alongside some of the finest footballers to grace the English top flight.

Michael Owen, Premier League, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand, Peter Schmeichel, Gary Neville, John Terry, Paul Scholes, Thierry Henry.
Cristiano Ronaldo looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Photo by Matthew Ashton.
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During his illustrious EPL career, Owen turned out for Liverpool, Manchester United, Newcastle, and Stoke City, plundering 150 goals in 326 league matches.

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As such, the Englishman has some expert insights into what is required to make the all-time Premier League XI.

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So who features in Michael Owen's all-time EPL XI?

In an interview with Premier League productions, the former footballer-turn pundit left a number of iconic names in his list of all-time XI.

Owen settled on Peter Schmeichel in the goalkeeping department, describing the Dane as "a standout."

The legendary striker partnered Rio Ferdinand and John Terry in the heart of defence, with Gary Neville and Ashley Cole also making the backline.

In midfield, Owen overlooked Lampard, to name Steven Gerrard, Patrick Vieira, and Paul Scholes.

The former England international went on to shortlist Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, and Alan Shearer in attack, with David Beckham and Wayne Rooney missing out.

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Michael Owen names Real Madrid legend as his greatest ever teammate

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Liverpool legend Michael Owen has named former France captain Zinedine Zidane the best player he ever played with.

Michael Owen signed for Real Madrid in 2004 and played together with Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid for just one season.

World Cup winner Zidane has won three FIFA Player of the Year awards and one Ballon d'Or accolade.

Source: SportsBrief.com