Former Reds forward Michael Owen names Liverpool man who could transform Manchester United
Former Liverpool striker and England international Michael Owen believes the Reds current manager Jurgen Klopp will undoubtedly turn Manchester United’s fortunes around within a period of 2 to 3 years if he hypothetically became their manager.
Michael Owen was asked on the Kelly and Wrighty show on Optus Sport about Erik ten Hag’s appointment as the Red Devis’ new manager.
The former England forward looks underwhelmed by United’s decision going for the Dutchman who isn’t on the same level as elite managers such as Klopp.
As per Rousing the Kop, Owen said on Ten Hag:
“Based purely on CV it doesn’t strike me as ‘wow, that’s the next Manchester United manager’. You look at his wins, but it is in the Dutch league and it is being the manager of Ajax.
“I think if you swapped Jurgen Klopp and the Manchester United manager, I think give it two or three years and you’d be seeing similar performances from the Man United players that you see from Liverpool players.”
“Bear in mind the thoughts we all had about Liverpool when Klopp took over and some of the players.
“They have all reached a different level and nobody will convince me a lot of these United players aren’t very good players.”