Car dealership nets football star

Former England footballer Michael Owen collects his 2014 Range Rover Sport from Alexanders Prestige's managing director Andrew North in Boroughbridge.
Former England footballer Michael Owen collects his 2014 Range Rover Sport from Alexanders Prestige's managing director Andrew North in Boroughbridge.

A car dealership in Boroughbridge has netted itself a new customer – former England international footballer turned television pundit Michael Owen.

The 34-year-old, right, visited Alexanders Prestige in Boroughbridge from where he drove off in a black 2014 Range Rover Sport after he was handed the keys by managing director Andrew North.

Andrew said: “Michael is clearly very knowledgeable about his cars. He looks back at his automotive past with a glint in his eye, and as his career progressed, so did his choice in cars.”

And the ex-Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United and Manchester United striker was full of praise for the staff at Alexanders. Michael said: “They’re friendly, enthusiastic, and clearly know so much about their cars. They also take a lot of pride in what they sell.”