Sir Alex Ferguson sends warning message to Bukayo Saka after his honest Liverpool transfer admission
At the same age, Bukayo Saka has played more minutes than former Liverpool striker Michael Owen, causing injury concerns.
Bukayo Saka should remember the year 1999 at Elland Road as a moment of significance and caution. At the age of 19, Michael Owen ruptured his hamstring while playing for Liverpool away from home, two years before winning the Ballon d’Or.
The former Liverpool striker’s thoughts about how this affected him should reach out to the Arsenal starlet, given the amount of minutes asked of him at the age of 20. Owen says that he was never the same after the ordeal and that he was never the same again.
“I wish it had been a broken leg. The worst injury for me was a snapped hamstring because back then you didn’t operate, you just allowed them to reattach.
“I was running with two hamstring muscles in my right leg and three in my left for the rest of my career. It was a point of weakness,” he said.
“I often wonder if it was just a freak injury. Until then I was solid as a rock, never missed a game.
“Sir Alex Ferguson always says if I’d signed for Manchester United as a kid it wouldn’t have happened, he would’ve protected me.”
The reason this is noteworthy is that, at the same age, Bukayo Saka has spent more time on the pitch than Owen, according to an interesting report on minutes played by Premier League players. In comparison to Owen, Saka has played 9795 minutes in club football.
Of course, today’s diets, nutrition, and surgical recuperation are significantly more advanced. Mikel Arteta, on the other hand, must consider the dangers of overplaying the Hale End graduate.
Saka was Arsenal’s highest scorer last season, and his form has led to him being linked with some of the world’s greatest clubs as the Gunners try to tie him down to a new contract. Arteta did not rotate much, and with European football back on the horizon for next season, the Spaniard will need to be more creative.
Saka’s importance to Arsenal cannot allow him to suffer an injury similar to Owen’s. Sir Alex Ferguson has indirectly issued a warning to Arteta through Owen’s revelation about his own career.
Saka, along with Reiss Nelson, whose future is uncertain, would be the natural orthodox right-winger with little-to-no backup if Nicolas Pepe leaves this summer. Gabriel Martinelli may play on the right, but he hasn’t played much recently.
Pundit reveals how Aleksandar Mitrovic “destroyed” Liverpool defender that had “come for an easy life”
“Liverpool have followed him for years” – Watch Exclusive transfer update on superstar player who is “too good for the Championship” as Fabrizio Romano backs him to shine at Anfield
(Video) Watch Mo Salah and his co-work star in new Pepsi advert that showcases some new exciting and incredible acting skills from the Egyptian superstar
Jürgen Klopp might have found his ‘German Roberto Firmino’ as Liverpool beat Bayern Munich to sign the superstar
Latest Transfer news6 days ago
“He’s a world-class talent” – Watch Liverpool sent transfer message to £55m RB Salzburg superstar as the reds look to hijack man Utd bid for the forward
English Premier League5 days ago
AI predicts Premier League champions between Liverpool and City ahead of the new season
Latest Transfer news4 days ago
“I will love to join Liverpool but…” – Watch £42m transfer target makes final decision between joining Liverpool and man united
Latest Transfer news7 days ago
“Very important for you” – Watch Lionel Messi send a heartfelt message to former Liverpool star he ‘loves so much’ as shock transfer move is confirmed
Latest Transfer news5 days ago
“Barcelona wants the best and he’s the one” Watch Barcelona boss send transfer message to 23-year-old Liverpool star as they plot audacious €80 million swoop for the reds superstar