24 Oct 2009

Owen won't buckle at old stomping ground: Ferguson

12:33 pm on 24 October 2009

The Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson insists Michael Owen won't wilt in the Anfield pressure cooker when the former Liverpool striker lines up against his old football side on Monday.

Owen was once worshipped on The Kop after scoring 158 goals before leaving for Real Madrid in 2004.

He returned to England with Newcastle a year later but then joined Liverpool's bitterest rivals United on a free transfer in the off-season.