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Robbo Backs United's New Number Seven

Robbo Backs United's New Number Seven

Bryan Robson has given his backing to Michael Owen, the ex-Liverpool striker who had been handed the magical number seven shirt which Robbo himself wore and did proud. But it does not bother the man.

'It is a great signing, getting someone like Michael in on a free transfer.

'He is a great player. He is only 29 and for me he is in the peak of his career.

'The way United play and the way they dominate possession it will suit Michael's game.'

I'm sorry Robbo but did you say he is in the peak of his career? I could have sworn he's just spent four years at Newcastle United and got relegated from the Premier League with them in his final season.

Other than that, I hope he's right and this whole Owen thing turns out to be one huge fairy tale. Doubt it though.

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Date:Wednesday July 15 2009
Time: 8:36AM


Zae, think u are bein way to harsh on owen, give him a chance first and see what happens if he does not produce then u have the right to slate him! not before he has even kicked a ball for utd. his record is good even last season it was good, he had 1 goal 4 every 2 shots he had better than any striker in the prem so at a great club like utd he will get more chances than at newcastle so should be more goals!!! and when robbo said he was at his peak its said players peak in there late 20's so bein 29 he should be in his peak, just cus he was at newcastle u cant write him off as being rubbish the whole club was in a mess!!!
15/07/2009 10:50:00
Lurkin-on-the-post - have to agree! Was just about to say the same myself... give him a chance, the season hasn't started yet - we complain about people writing us off, so let's not do it to our players until we have something to back it up. He did relatively well with a club who got relegated, and United have been very creative in recent seasons, but struggled to finish chances off, so it seems an ideal match.
Man utd champions
15/07/2009 16:12:00
And he was free, let's not forget. And his wages are (I think) related to how much he plays/scores/wins etc. So it's a no-lose situation. If he plays well, fantastic, what a bargain and United will certainly benefit from the gamble and possibly have a very good season. If not, we tried, we've still got Berbatov and Rooney (as well as youngsters Welbeck and Macheda) so we're hardly light in the striking department. And he didn't cost us anything, so we're not really losing out. Give the guy a chance, and as with United, let's see how the season goes before we make any predictions, because it could be very very different to what people anticipate.
Man utd champions
15/07/2009 16:15:00
i think he'll score between 10-15 goals at united
03/08/2009 12:46:00
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