Michael Owen Desires To Play in Big Club Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, said it would immediately end his football career. However, if there is a big club wants him, then he was ready to postpone retirement. Owen is still 32 years old. So, he felt still have the ability to compete at the highest caste of English football. He was reluctant to play in the League Championship (Division II League). “If the opportunity to play in great clubs do not come to me, then the path will I take the pension. It’s not polite to say I refused to play in the League Championship, but like I always say, I would never play that relegated clubs,” he said.