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Owen points finger at Reds over fitness

December 8, 2012
By Ian Edwards
Michael Owen has agreed with his former boss Sir Alex Ferguson and blamed Liverpool for causing his injury strewn career by over-using him as a youngster.

Owen, 32, believes playing "80-odd games a year" as a youth coming through the Anfield academy is the root cause for the catalogue of breakdowns he has suffered in the latter part of his career.

And Owen also feels his most serious hamstring injury, suffered in 1999 at Leeds United, was not treated sufficiently, depriving ...

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