Sunday, April 15, 2007

Manchester United to go for Micheal Owen as reported by News of the World

MANCHESTER UNITED are ready to make a sensational summer move for Michael Owen.

Sir Alex Ferguson has focused his search for a striker on Newcastle's 27-year-old England star, who has a £12million release clause in his contract.

Owen has been out with a serious knee injury since last summer's World Cup finals but scored in a friendly game against Gretna last week.


He has been pleading with Toon boss Glenn Roeder for a chance in the first-team and could make his comeback against Chelsea next week.

Ferguson will only launch a bid if he is fully satisfied Owen has recovered from the knee operation.

A well-placed United source told us: "It is no secret that Sir Alex wants another striker and he is bound to be attracted by someone of Owen's pedigree at such a competitive price. Naturally we would have to be certain he has recovered from his injury and that is why his return will be closely monitored.

"Ideally we want to see him in action for several games between now and the end of the season."

United's interest is certain to appeal to Owen, even though he still feels a debt to Newcastle after they paid £16m to sign him from Real Madrid nearly two years ago.

Owen still has his main home in the north-west, near Chester, even though he has a property in the north-east.

He is itching to get back into Premiership action and has also earmarked England's Euro Championship qualifier against Estonia in June for his international return.


The Gaffer said...

Bullocks!!! For so many reasons... Newcastle will be very stupid to sell him right now when they have waited for him to recover from knee surgery and can pair him with Oba Martins to form one of the scariest attacks pace wise in the EPL. Who knows what Michael Owens will be like now after surgery?? He hasn't all of a sudden developed a wicked first touch on the ball or has he developed the ability to beat his man cleanly off the dribble. I am not going to beat down on Owen but there are young English lads that SAF can properly spend that money on in Defoe or Darren Bent. They are the new versions of Michael Owen and Defoe can beat you for pace and with skill but for some reason his very wise manager something Jol will never play him. What a goose. You all know how I feel about Jol anyway.

Last week the rumour was there that ManU is going after Defoe for 10Mill now it is Owen. I think I even read somewhere they said Liverfool will buy him back. I think these folks are just trying to sell papers. ManU is lacking in the striker department because of unlucky always injured Saha but I believe he will go after the left footed Fernando Torres in the summer. If only Berbertov had been patient enough and allowed ManU to sell RVN first he won't be stuck in a side that has a manager who sometimes looks like he is pulling ideas out of his arse.