Wayne Rooney brilliantly calls out 'United fan' Michael Owen after Liverpool tweet
Wayne Rooney has a lot more time on his hands these days.
The Manchester United striker has lost his first team place for both club and country after a disappointing start to the season.
Perhaps that's why the 31-year-old was so quick to jump on Michael Owen after the former Manchester United striker tweeted his support for Liverpool.
Owen, who now works as a pundit for BT Sport, was in attendance to watch his old side Liverpool play West Brom at Anfield.
The 36-year-old posted a picture of his view from the Anfield stands writing: "Come on Red Men. A win by two goals and it's 'top of the league.'
Come on Red Men. A win by two goals and it's 'top of the league'. pic.twitter.com/hDAn2rwPkO— michael owen (@themichaelowen) October 22, 2016
Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen played together for Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson and the 31-year-old was quick to reply to his former team mate's partisan tweet.
"Interesting this Michael I thought you was a United fan???" Rooney wrote on Twitter.
Interesting this Michael I thought you was a united fan??? https://t.co/NjOZ0N1fCr— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) October 22, 2016
Owen signed a two-year deal with Manchester United in 2009, five years after his eight-year tenure at Liverpool came to an end.
The former Real Madrid striker went on to win his one and only Premier League title with the club at the end of the 2011-12 season.
Owen scored 158 goals in 297 appearances for Liverpool before moving to Real Madrid in 2004.
Wayne Rooney was reinstated to the Manchester United starting line-up on Thursday for Manchester United's Europa League game versus Fenerbahce.
"When he was younger he was nasty. He wanted to score. He was desperate. He gets a penalty, he should be all over it. I can't believe he's handed it over," said Owen.
Manchester United play Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday as Jose Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge for the first time since he was sacked.