SuperSport United rub shoulders with England legend Michael Owen

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Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United striker Michael Owen visited SuperSport United on Thursday.
Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United striker Michael Owen visited SuperSport United on Thursday.

SuperSport United welcomed a bona fide legend of the game to their camp on Thursday following a visit from former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United striker Michael Owen.

Owen is currently in South Africa where he is working as a television analyst for SuperSport for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and took time out of his schedule on Thursday to visit Matsatsantsa in Pretoria.

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The 42-year-old former England international was seen spending time with the club's first team and youth players and clearly left an indelible mark with his presence, with the club posting a heartful message of gratitude following his departure.

Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester Unite
Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United striker Michael Owen visited SuperSport United on Thursday. Image courtesy of SuperSport United.
Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester Unite
Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United striker Michael Owen visited SuperSport United on Thursday. Image courtesy of SuperSport United.
Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester Unite
Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United striker Michael Owen visited SuperSport United on Thursday. Image courtesy of SuperSport United.
Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester Unite
Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United striker Michael Owen visited SuperSport United on Thursday. Image courtesy of SuperSport United.
Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester Unite
Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United striker Michael Owen visited SuperSport United on Thursday. Image courtesy of SuperSport United.
Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester Unite
Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United striker Michael Owen visited SuperSport United on Thursday. Image courtesy of SuperSport United.

"A special thank you to the legend, Michael Owen for the wonderful visit! We wish you continued success in everything," the club said in a statement shared across their social media platforms.

Owen is widely regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation after scoring 222 goals in 482 club appearances for the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Stoke City.

He also scored 40 times in 89 caps for England and famously won the 2001 Ballon d'Or award, seeing off competition from Los Blancos legend Raul Gonzalez and former Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn.

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