Michael Owen gives his take on Newcastle United development

Danny Guthrie of Newcastle United competes with Michael Owen of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St James' Park...

Newcastle United will face Crystal Palace in the Premier League this weekend.

Michael Owen of Stoke in action with Michael Carrick and Anderson of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Stoke City at Old Trafford on...

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has predicted on Betvictor.com that Newcastle United fans will be happy with the news that Mike Ashley wants to sell the club.

Ashley has the owner of Newcastle for the past 10 years, but the English businessman has decided that he will sell it.

The Magpies are looking for a buyer at the moment, and the St. James’ Park faithful will hope that they find one soon.

(L-R) Wayne Rooney, Michael Owen and Michael Carrick of Manchester United show their dejection after Everton score their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton...

Newcastle fans have never taken to Ashley, who has seen the team get relegated twice to the Championship during his time at the club.

Owen is a former Newcastle player and was on the books of the North-East club from 2005 until 2009.

The former Real Madrid striker believes that the Newcastle fans will be pleased with the development at the club.

Owner of Sports Direct and Newcastle United, Mike Ashley, arrives at the High Court on July 10, 2017 in London, England. Mr Ashley is defending himself against a lawsuit filed by former...

The Englishman has also given his take on Rafael Benitez’s side’s Premier League match against Crystal Palace at St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon.

“St James’ Park will be rocking for Palace’s arrival and I expect Magpies’ fans to be pleased with the news of the impending sale by owner Mike Ashley,” Owen wrote on Betvictor.com.

“Palace claimed a first league win of the season with last weekend’s scalp of Champions Chelsea but are unlikely to replicate that in the North-East in a likely cagey 90 minutes for both sides.”

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