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Michael Owen Out To Prove A Point

Manchester United's new signing Michael Owen has vowed to silence the critics with a goal feast following the exits of Ronaldo and Tevez from Old Trafford.

Owen, 29, tells FourFourTwo magazine: 'The team has lost two players, Tevez, who scored a few and Ronaldo who got lots over the last two seasons. There's a big hole to fill and hopefully I can help plug it in terms of goals. I can't do it on my own, but I will help out. When you sign for United you get excited about a lot of things and one of them is hopefully scoring a lot of goals, because I am going to get a lot more chances here than at other teams.

Owen also told of his 'honour' wearing the coveted Number 7 shirt. 'It's obviously a shirt that holds a lot of affection for the fans and I'm honoured the manager asked me to wear it. Sir Alex said he needed someone with broad shoulders to wear it and would i do it? I had to take the opportunity and hopefully won't let the shirt down.'

The ex Newcastle, Real Madrid and Liverpool player also hit back at negative comments made by Dave Whelan and Sam Allardyce

'If that was how they were perceiving me, fine, because the greatest accolade I could have is that Sir Alex Ferguson didn't think about that. I can quietly sit here and and look around where I am now and if anyone else wants to look at what they've said, then they might feel embarrassed. I don't feel I have to impress these people. I only need to prove things to people who believe in me. I want to show Sir Alex was right to believe in me. '

He also accepts he is not the player he was ten years ago. 'I'm still the same player I was four or five years ago but the truth is that I'm a different one to 10 years ago. I'm not as fast as I was when I was 18 but I'm better at holding the ball up, I understand the game better and I have more experience. I'm more cute and and clever with how I time my runs. When I was younger I was much quicker, so you play without fear, you don't care about anything, you just want to score a goal. When you get older and wiser you think about things more.'

Owen also hopes to win his place back in the England squad for next year's World Cup qualifiers. 'My mind's been thinking about that since I was three years old in the back garden and nothing has changed. Winning the World Cup is the ultimate, it's still my dream.'

FourFourTwo Magazine is on sale today http://www.fourfourtwo.com

Also you'll see the opinions of the Vital Football editors for most teams in the pre-season supplement.




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Date:Sunday August 2 2009

Time: 2:43PM

Your Comments

Too right. Can't say I like ManUtd usually when they come in for our best players, but absolutely cannot stress enough how commendable you've been in this transfer window. Spending a fraction of the 80mil brought in from the sale of that Ferarri crashing ball sack. You've got a mint player in Owen. He's not injury prone, he's just had injuries. I wish him all the best because he's a fantastic player. I just hope he scores against Wigan and Blackburn, because some of the comments from Dave Whelan and that fat **** Allardyce were ridiculous and horrible. All the best gents!
bernio3000
(awful comment removed)
The Fear
I hope he does do well, he's had a rough deal with injuries - besides it'd be one less excuse you can use when we take your title this season!
merlin
I hope he does well not just for united but for the sake of england world cup hope
ibrahiy
KUDOS for taking out that awful comment, truly despicable!
ForeverUnited
He'll score goals.End of............
java
i think he'll score between 10-15 goals at united
owen_is_awesome
owen will score goals 4 fun as he says he has better players around him to give him assists, just look at pre-seasons goals!!!!!
Lurkin-on-the-post
He'll get 15 goals next season if he stays fit. I'm still not utterly convinced because its only pre-season, hopefully Sunday he can prove me wrong.
NotoriousRedDevil
man united are short sighted lollolololol
MR.CHELSEA
http://www.redcafe.net/f7/michael-owen-produces-brochure-himself-find-new-club-254258/
Aamir
 

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