Owen happy with derby goal

The 29-year-old, who joined United on a free transfer this summer, believes his goal will confirm his hero status with the United fans.

Owen told Sky Sports: “Yes, if there was any doubt before then maybe.

“It was always going to create noise when I joined but even if the fans didn’t take to me you’re never going to pass up an opportunity to play for team like this.”

He added: “We dominated and the lads played well for a lot of the game.

“There were individual mistakes but over the years before I was here the defence has been fantastic.”