Twitter reactions to Michael Owen’s Retirement

Owen Goal

The fans and the famous have reacted to the news that Michael Owen will be hanging up his boots at the end of the season.

Michael Owen entered the modern game as one of the most exciting young prospects in English football. He exits it as a model professional and slightly as a case of what might have been were it not for persistent injury problems which held him back.

He’s responsible for some of the best moments for English fans in recent history and some of the best drunken celebrations that many will ever have experienced watching their country at major tournaments.

He also played for some top club sides during his career; Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United and Manchester United. He will be missed.

@GaryLineker - Michael Owen to retire at the end of the season. One of England's greatest goal scorers, and a good bloke too. Wish him well.

@mrdanwalker - @themichaelowen I look forward to reading the blog later this week boss. Was it your Football Focus debut that forced the issue? :)

@FootballRamble - Let's all take a moment to remember some of Michael Owen's best goals, this isn't a time for being mean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqOxNspUPyE …

@asmir1 - Just came in from training and seen the news that @themichaelowen is retiring. One hell of a player and great guy! #legend

@sidlowe - All the best to @themichaelowen , a player I always enjoyed watching and talking to.

@Gabby_Logan - Never forget interviewing Michael Owen in 1998 for On the Ball he was wearing a black catsuit. We were both a bit rusty @Aitchy71 in charge.

@mattholland8 - Injuries may have eventually taken their toll but what a brilliant career @themichaelowen had. All the best in your retirement.

@markpougatch - Congratulations @themichaelowen on a great career & for that astonishing evening in Munich when we stared at the scoreboard in amazement

@Joey7Barton - @themichaelowen haha all the best mate. No doubt whatever u do you'll be successful at. Was a pleasure to play along side u.

@HayleyMcQueen - I'm 5 days older than @themichaelowen, can't imagine having 2 retire from something I love doing. Big decision, done with the utmost respect

@maxrushden - That @themichaelowen goal was the moment I realised i wasn't going to make it as a footballer. #shattereddreams - great career.

Best moment of his career for you?

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch