MICHAEL OWEN HAS SIGNED A 2-YEAR DEAL WITH THE RED DEVILS… read more on ManUtd.com
Seems United fans’ surprise will not end so soon! After losing out to sign the major targets United had in sights, with Benzema going to Madrid and Ribery wanting to follow him as well, here comes the news that Michael Owen is on the brink of signing a deal with United as a free transfer agent, would u believe it!!!
Owen, the ex-scouser, ex-madrid and now ex-newcastle player, who is injury-proned and has missed so many games in the previous seasons that he even lost his place in the England squad, now wants to make a comeback and Sir Alex is ready to sign him. Has Fergie lost his marbles or that 32-page brochure Owen made for clubs to sign him was too good for Fergie to resist???
I was thinking that with Benzema now gone, and having lost Tevez and Ronaldo, Sir Alex would turn to targets like Silva, Aguero or the Brazilians Douglas and Nilmar, or even Alexis Sanchez, but things are turning out to be too bewildering in the end. Owen has gone for his medical at Manchester today, and if he passes the tests he could be unveiled today itself or Monday as the new United player.
If he was still the same Owen who left Liverpool for Madrid some years ago, I would say YES sign him, and he did refuse United’s proposal at that time, but not now, he lacks the pace and finishing he once used to have, and spends most of the time out injured, so will he really be useful to a team challenging for the title?? He is the next Saha for United, whom we sold to Everton due to his injuries which made him useless for the team, although now he gets to play some games with Everton, and in that case would have been better if we got Saha back! 😀
This signing however can benefit United as well since he’s a free agent, so no transfer fee, and it is being said that Owen will get a pay-as-you-play salary, meaning that he will not receive the hundred thousand of pounds Ronaldo or Tevez were getting per week, unless he plays all games 😛 . But I sincerely hope that if this deal goes thru, neither the gaffer nor the player will have to regret later, and that United do manage to get some quality players in the coming weeks.
Someone said after losing to Barcelona that United had to bring the sexy back, but its all the opposite happening here!!
P.S. Some scouser fans are already thinking of changing their children’s names if he really signs for united 😉 , but am sure they are laughing at United as well, and rightly so…