Of course, the move did not work out, and he is now hated by many on Tyneside for the way he treated the club.
However, these Newcastle fans still enjoyed that day.
The 100 happiest moments as a #NUFC fan – 100 to 70 ?
92- Michael Owen's arrival, 31st August 2005
— The Chronicle (@ChronicleNUFC) March 24, 2020
It was amazing and shows how things could be with a bit of investment and ambition. Unfortunately no one knew what was to follow after that day
— ben willetts (@willetts_ben) March 24, 2020
Not a single sp*rts d*rect sign to be seen, beautiful
— walkerizm (@walkerizm) March 24, 2020
Other Toon supporters, though, have used the tweet to slag off Owen.
Didn’t take him long for him to let it be known that he actually didn’t want to be here
— Delboy E ???? (@dedwards1892) March 24, 2020
If we knew then what we knew now hey lol ?
— p smith (@kal1981lincs) March 24, 2020
He erased those memories when he put himself before the club and subsequently slated us. Very unprofessional!
— Phil Green (@philgreen333) March 24, 2020
— Jaxx (@jaxxnufc) March 24, 2020
What do we think?
Owen is not a popular man on Tyneside, but when he first signed, there was genuine excitement around the deal.
Do you still hate Michael Owen?
However, he has just recently revealed in his book ‘Reboot’ that he never wanted to move to Tyneside (Via the Chronicle), and this can be seen as no surprise considering he refused to play in a key game for the Toon in the 2008/09 season.