It has been a week full of punditry piss-takes. The Neville brothers have been winding up Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola has shown just how irrelevant Stan Collymore is, and now Jose Mourinho has been at it.
Addressing the former Liverpool and Manchester United man, he said that Zlatan Ibrahimović, who came to the club in the summer, would score more goals than him in one season than Owen could manage in three.
Whilst in discussion with Jake Humphrey on BT Sport, the “Special One” suggested that Owen does not rate the Swedish striker.
He then went on to remind him that Zlatan is already close to Owen’s goal tally after six months at the club. He currently has 13 goals in all competitions, whilst Owen managed 17 in three seasons at Old Trafford.
In response, he described Premier League managers as “touchy” and went onto say: “I think my goals were of more value to Man United, because I cost about 10 per cent of what Zlatan is on a week.”