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Fergie: Owen Is World-Class

Sir Alex is apparently delighted with his capture of ex-dipper Michael Owen. The injury-prone, soon-to-turn 30 striker signed a two-year contract at Old Trafford and the manager praised him to the high heavens.

'Michael is a world class forward with a proven goalscoring record at the highest level and that has never been in question. Coming to Manchester United with the expectations that we have is something that Michael will relish."

I do have my doubts about that - however, as always, I trust Fergie's judgment. Hopefully this will turn out to be good business. Ten league goals and I'll say it was a very neat idea.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 3 2009

Time: 7:15PM

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I think you are right to trust Fergie, it's a low risk move that could turn into a master stroke. Fergie has a knack of pulling them off.
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03/07/2009 19:24:00

lol hahahahahahahahaha, owen world class? funny how he cant even make the england team, i mean peter crouch and heskey are in the team over him, next i'll be hearing there world class 29 a World class player should be at his prime and owen is at the end of his decline, i predict he will be reither retiring of playing football in the middle east at the beginning of the 2010/11 season...
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03/07/2009 19:53:00

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04/07/2009 02:41:00

he is gonna prove the doubters wrong, stroke of genius by fergie. once we missed out on benzema i didnt see anyone out there that would be good value for money...players like aguero being priced at 40m was ridiculous.
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04/07/2009 04:54:00

I said on my site when Villa were linked to him that the signing of Owen would either prove a stroke of genius or a fools folly. Sir Chewalot is no fool, think it is a top signing!
The Fear
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04/07/2009 07:15:00

Fear's answer is the far more articulate version of events. lol
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04/07/2009 07:27:00

Exactly right, toffeetower. Why so negative, Zae? If it goes wrong, what have we lost? He didn't cost anything and his wages are low and related to how well he does. And we've still got Berbatov and Rooney. Owen will be desperate to prove himself, especially with the World Cup coming up next year... I can't see what's not to like with this 'signing'.
Man utd champions
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04/07/2009 09:31:00

Has Fergie been misquoted? Surely it should read WAS world class!
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04/07/2009 13:19:00

i thought class was permanent?
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04/07/2009 16:30:00

This is crazy, what happens if Fergie doesn't sign another striker, Owen breaks down 3 games into the season again, Berbatov runs less than a cripple and Rooney as usual gives 100% every game for 50/60 games and ends up exhausted do you really think we'll win anything. Bringing in Larsson on loan was a stroke of genius this ain't. We let Saha go because he was always injured.
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04/07/2009 19:47:00

If Owen breaks down after three games we'll buy someone else before the deadline, or wait until january. If berba doesn't pull his weight (which in my view didn't happen as many times last season as people try to make out) he'll be flogged to the highest bidder or be relegated to the subs bench next season. If we don't win anything next year - so what? It wouldn't be the first time and it won't be the last. As fans we get behind the team and spur them on to do better! There is no historical evidence to support the idea that Fergie will make decisions that put the team into a permanent decline. We suffered for three years in the premier league without winning it and then Fergie bounced back by winning 3 on the trot! Our 2nd/3rd team almost beat a strong Everton side in the FA Cup last season and they are one of the best sides in the league. Even if we signed no one we'd have a chance of winning the league.
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05/07/2009 21:49:00

QUIT BEGGING!!! ... you have been saying for years that Owen is ******...he hasnt done f all for years...hes lost his speed..everyone knows that his only real weapon was his speed which is why he relyed on Liverpools long ball tactics Newcastle he was always injured and cant play proper attacking football hence why he struggled...youve bought a ****** player who may score a few goals but is mid table quality compared to the mighty Ronaldo...and reliable Tevez..
I Bling Red
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06/07/2009 12:52:00

Man United trawling the basement bargain bucket....No eto` Benzema.... yes to rickety Mickey Owen.....hahahahaha
I Bling Red
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06/07/2009 12:54:00

Where did eto'o and villa go then?
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06/07/2009 15:52:00

tuscan3000....well one thing is for sure they AINT AT UNITED....hehehe 80 million to spend but no one to spend it on...sweeeeeeeeet
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07/07/2009 22:21:00


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