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Owen Move Looks Certain - But It's Foolish

Michael Owen will join Manchester United by the end of the day. It looks certain: the papers broke the story last night, he was spotted coming to Carrington in the morning and allegedly he completed his medical at United.

He's aging; he's lost his pace; his all-round quality was always mediocre, his main strength was always his outstanding his finishing. He's got no physical presence, he offers no aerial threat. He's injury-prone and if he stays fit he'll block the opportunities of Macheda and Welbeck.

The only upside, if there is at all, is that he's for free and allegedly ready to accept a pay-as-you-play deal with a relatively meagre basic salary. If we could somehow fix in his contract that he must kiss his badge in front of the Kop at Anfield then it'd be worth it. Otherwise... I struggle to see how he'd score 10 league goals and if he can't reach that amount then there is no point in signing him, a specialist goalscorer...

Besides, it betrays a lack of ambition in the transfer market which could be very damaging to the club's profile in the wake of the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. For me it looks like the only winner in this deal is Michael Owen.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 3 2009

Time: 3:07PM

Your Comments

He scored 8 for newcastle...if we can't create the chances for Owen to score 10 at united we have problems!
tuscan3000
LOL...joke..disaster befallin on mufc
newcastle 4eva
you 'might' be right Zae, but lets be honest here who do you think knows better, fergie - and all his trophies over the years - or you? if he thinks owen is worth the risk do you know think fergie is right...
pompeyrug
should say 'do you not think' even...
pompeyrug
I think it's OK. This is a man able to score goals, he has exprience in prem. league and CHL and most importantly he's not somebody that complains alot and most likely will be happy to be rotated (considering his questional injurie record). He will also be able to pass on his experience the likes of macheda and welbeck
bogiha
OWEN???? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
C1TY SL1CKER
Its so silly to see Zae making comments about a lack of ambition from our side in the transfer market.First of all the likes of benzema,ribery,villa and silva all want to go to either madrid or stay in spain,so what do u want to do Zae,catch these guys and put them in a car and drive them to old trafford,where they will again just be waiting for a call from real circus to start demanding for a move and disrupt the family atmosphere in the old trafford dressing room.
abmtd
and then we have the likes of aguero and eto'o who are demandind crazy wages [if I'm not wrong 2,00,000+] and in aguero's case just a price tag of 52 million and assuming playing with only 2strikers,I don't really feel that the likes of aguero and eto'o would be happy with the rotation system,so obviously we would have a tevez situation on our hands which is not exactly what I want.
abmtd
We could've gone for Fabiano, Cavenaghi, Niang or even Cisse ffs! Oh well, Fergie knows best....
ForeverUnited
Or Darren Bent
Guyver
pompeyrug -...this will be the worst signing..
newcastle 4eva
hes free and english, he wont be a starter so no reason to complain. More signings could still come in anyway.
Paulinho
Alexis Sanchez would be a good purchase, or Luis Suarez.
Paulinho
Owen is free. His wages are only 30,000 but could go up depending on the goals he scores, games he plays, and trophies we win. Basically even if he completely flopped, we aren't really losing anything. But if he's a success... I really think this could be a fantastic transfer. Certainly at first, he's used to sitting on the bench, so if that's what Fergie chooses, he's unlikely to complain. And afterwards, who knows? With the best players around him creating chances... we've been looking for a finisher. I'm all for giving him a chance - this really could work out.
Man utd champions
 

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