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Fergie: Owen Is World-Class

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
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.
toffeetower
03/07/2009 19:24:00
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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 aswell...at 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...
westlondonblue
03/07/2009 19:53:00
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GIVE HIM A ******** CHANCE!
Matt_Us
04/07/2009 02:41:00
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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.
Reddevils4ever89
04/07/2009 04:54:00
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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
04/07/2009 07:15:00
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Fear's answer is the far more articulate version of events. lol
Matt_Us
04/07/2009 07:27:00
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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
04/07/2009 09:31:00
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Has Fergie been misquoted? Surely it should read WAS world class!
merlin
04/07/2009 13:19:00
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i thought class was permanent?
skylab
04/07/2009 16:30:00
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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.
Kanchelskis
04/07/2009 19:47:00
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