Benitez claims Liverpool will still be favourites if Atletico score first.
Benitez is currently in charge of Dalian Professional in China.
Owen opted to join United on a free transfer in 2009.
Steve Bruce replaced Rafa Benitez in the summer after the Spaniard left at the end of his contract.
Arsenal, Everton, West Ham: each can and should offer Benitez what he wants. But his golden rule is in the way.
Rafa Benitez sat down with a friend of F365 and talked 'the Geordie situation', Liverpool, China and more...
Newcastle are reportedly considering Steve Bruce as a possible replacement for Rafael Benitez.
Rafael Benitez is heading to China after the former Newcastle boss announced he had joined Dalian Yifang.
Rafa Benitez has gone from Newcastle and the fans should walk with him, writes John Nicholson...
At best, any conclusion to a takeover appears to be several weeks, if not months away.
Mike Ashley remains so enslaved to his high street, quick quid mentality that he did not see what Rafa gave him...
Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer has labelled Rafael Benitez's departure from the club a "shambles".
Rafael Benitez will leave Newcastle at the end of the week. Thank f*** Alan Pardew still has a year of his deal remaining.
Rafael Benitez has entered the final week of his Newcastle contract. And that is pretty much that.
Is no-one having doubts about whether Chelsea should appoint Frank Lampard? Rafa might be available...
Chelsea are reportedly ready for shock talks with Rafa Benitez over the possibility of replacing Maurizio Sarri.
The names of Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho have been mentioned, but Rafa is the absolute key...
Rafael Benitez's talks with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley are set to go into the weekend.
Rafael Benitez is due to meet Newcastle owner Mike Ashley over the next 48 hours in a bid to decide his future.
"Will they stay there? Yes. They are at the maximum level now," says former Liverpool boss.
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has revealed he has held "positive" talks over his future this week.
Rafael Benitez has revealed emerging midfielder Sean Longstaff is already mentally prepared for his recovery.
Rafael Benitez has side-stepped speculation that he could succeed Claude Puel at Leicester.
All hail Rafa, scrambling Spurs and Leicester's nonsense. City and Chelsea, though...
"The goal we conceded was not in the plan!" But Rafa says Newcastle were rewarded for sticking with it.
Rafael Benitez has admitted he cannot give any guarantees about his future as Newcastle boss.
Rafa Benitez will reportedly leave Newcastle in the summer unless the club sign two players in January.
The Magpies' won 4-2 in extra-time in their FA Cup third-round replay against Blackburn at Ewood Park.
Newcastle's big problem is plan to see, but investment in a new striker seems highly unlikely.
"I had teams, agents, talking with more money than here. But still I want to do something here, I want to stay in England."
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