Manchester United striker Michael Owen was ‘deeply moved’ after club officials revealed they had renamed their training ground physio facilities in his honour, writes Chris Woods.
Owen’s dedicated service to the treatment tables at Carrington has been recognised and he will continue his long bouts of rehabilitation at the newly christened Michael Owen Physio Room.
Owen said: “I was choked when I heard the news. It was a total surprise.
“If I could have walked to thank the staff I’d have given them all a massive hug.
“But as it happens I am suffering from a thigh injury which will rule me out for six weeks.”
Instead Owen gave the Old Trafford backroom staff a heartfelt thumbs up from his sick bed.
In the process the former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Newcastle man strained both thumbs and will require surgery to repair tendon damage.