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United star Wayne Rooney took a swipe at former team-mate Michael Owen
for expressing support for his club's bitter rivals Liverpool.
Owen has a foot in both camps after making his name during a
glittering spell at Liverpool and also playing for United in the
twilight of his career.
But the 36-year-old, who played alongside Rooney for United and
England, appeared to irrate his old colleague when he posted an
encouraging message during Liverpool's Premier League clash with West
Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
"Come on Red Men. A win by two goals and it's 'top of the league',"
Owen tweeted alongside a picture of the view from his seat in the
With Owen having criticised Rooney this week for "losing his nasty
streak", the England striker took the opportunity to have a dig back by
claiming his former team-mate actually supports United.
"Interesting this Michael I thought you was a united fan???," Rooney responded.
Owen, who scored 158 goals in eight years with Liverpool, was
criticised by Reds fans when he joined United in 2009, but responded by
claiming he would always think fondly of the Anfield club.
"I played for Liverpool from the tender age of 11 with Stevie
Gerrard. Liverpool is in my blood and I want to see them do well," he