Jose Mourinho Stuck The Boot Into Michael Owen, And It Was Hilarious

"'Zlatan will score more goals in one season than Michael Owen in three seasons at Man United"

Say what you want about Michael Owen – because he's awful, and it will make you feel better – but you can't deny that the man knows what it takes to be a top striker.

So when he mused on-air that Zlatan Ibrahimovic might not be the answer to all of Manchester United's problems up front, it was one of the rare occasions where you could nod in agreement.

But not Jose Mourinho. In a Premier League season where managers are getting increasingly tetchy about pundit criticism, Mourinho decided to stick the boot into Owen's own Manchester United career.

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"'Zlatan will score more goals in one season than Michael Owen in three seasons at Man United," jibed Jose. "He [Owen] scored 17 goals in three seasons, Zlatan is almost there in six months, so he's not a bad choice for us." Ibrahimovic has already scored 13 goals in just 23 games.

Owen seemed bemused by Mourinho's catty insult, and Ian Wright suggested that Owen should just relax by polishing his Ballon d'Or from 2001. Watch the video below:

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