The teenager accidentally collided with Everton teenager Katia Couete on his local subway this week, just hours after signing with the football manager.
Owen, of Liverpool, currently operates the Northern Premier League side Prescott cables at FM22 and, having reached the FA Cup first round in his second season, Kouette was available for £ 170-a-week contract.
The 16-year-old was happy with his transfer business. In fact, Owen thought he recognized the Everton youngster but “didn’t think anything of it” at the time. However, after a successful campaign in the virtual world, he went to college the next day.
After a productive morning in college, Prescott Cables’ most successful managers in years decided to order a Tiger Bread Meat Sandwich with BBQ sauce from a nearby subway. He picked up his order, sat down, and to his shock, a familiar face walked through the door.
“I clocked him right away,” Owen says.
Standing there, wearing a canada goose jacket and a pair of ‘expensive’ shoes, the man who bagged his football manager’s save against Manchester’s Nantwich and FC United.
“It’s hilarious to know that someone from my football manager Save is in front of me,” he says.
“I thought I was crazy to say he was in my FM save.”
That’s right. Owen decided to oppose linking his Virtual Hero to a fast food restaurant because if he decided to open up about his virtual achievements at Valerie Park, “the poor people would probably call the cops on me.”
“I want to ask him if he wants to play left, middle or right,” Owen says.
But stop. The story doesn’t end there.
I decided to leave a message to Kouyate on Instagram to tell about Owen’s encounter, and now, the Everton forward promised to buy the subway when the Toffees fan hits each other again.
“Of course we should get a picture together,” he said. “Top Fela.”
In fact, Kouyate gave the young man some tactical advice on social media. “I want to play in the middle!”
Owen is over the moon with his response. “I have never experienced him in the middle but I should definitely try it now. He recommended it,” he told us. “I’m sure they know more than me!”
Oh, and what about that free subway?
“He doesn’t have to get me a subway!” Adolescents added. “All the goals he’s scored for me … I’ll leave him to make sure you do well for Everton in real life, Katia.”
One of the stories of the year experience.