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Owen Out For Three Weeks

Oh, it finally started, the pessimists will say. Michael Owen has picked up his first injury at Manchester United, aggravating a groin problem against Wolfsburg tonight.

Fergie said: 'Groins are difficult to say - he could be out for maybe two to three weeks. But his fitness level is good so it shouldn't be too long.'

There's an international break during that time so there's a chance that Owen will miss no more than Saturday's home game against Sunderland which, with all due respect, we should win without him. If it's 1-1 with 20 minutes to go, we'll feel his absence but fortunately, this team is not exactly reliant on Michael Owen...

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 30 2009

Time: 11:04PM

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And so it begins...
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30/09/2009 23:26:00

Here it goes again..
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01/10/2009 05:29:00

He will be back sooner than you lot think - shame he only lasted 20 mins last night - but I was surprised to see him start at all
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01/10/2009 10:23:00

To be fair it was this exact reason we bought him in. He was never going to be fit and available EVERY week which is why we could afford to keep Macheda and Welbeck at the club and not worry about stunting their development. In fact a consistently fit Michael Owen could be more of a hinderance by the evidence so far - as an impact sub he is clinical and just what we need - but as a starter he doesnt have the ability to help our build up play. As long as he is ift and scoring from the bench it will be difficult to justify why he isnt starting - whereas if he keeps dropping in and out we can justify only using him from the bench where he is most useful to us - a bit harsh for him and his england prospects but I care about United more than his personal glory.
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01/10/2009 11:44:00

And to be honest having him sharp in front of goal when he comes on with 20 mins to go has a great deal more impact on opposition teams as they forget how good he is at finishing!
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01/10/2009 16:34:00

I think its harsh to judge him on his performance when he starts considering he's only started 3 games now. Against Wolves we were down to 10 men and last night he only lasted 20 mins. I agree with the impact sub tag but he has to be able to perform from the start as well. Luck doesn't seem to be on his side but more goals like the one vs Cit-eh I suppose it doesn't really matter.
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01/10/2009 16:42:00

Quiet concerning seeing as he is our only veteran striker but i do believe in the ability of our other more youthful forwards.
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01/10/2009 18:28:00

I hope Welbeck and Macheda come into their own this season - 2 very good young strikers, who will be among the best in Europe in 4/5 years
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03/10/2009 09:20:00


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