Manchester United - Ferguson Backs Owen For World Cup Place
UK time is: 16:43:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Ferguson Backs Owen For World Cup Place

From Vital England:

Many would think that Michael Owen's chances of making the world cup are gone, well what many considered an 'outside chance' went with his latest injury that saw him ruled out of the most recent games - although he probably would not have made it in anyway?

His Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson still feels that Owen has every chance of making the squad, as he told sky sports, due to fact that he feels we do not have an abundance of strikers to select from: 'there may be two or three places up for grabs. Fabio maybe will have a number up to 25 in his mind. He will then have to eliminate from that to make 23.

'Michael Owen has a good chance because he is a striker and England don't have a tremendous number of them.

'The form of Carlton Cole will have encouraged him and Peter Crouch's goals don't do him any harm.

'Along with Wayne Rooney I think those three will go to South Africa, then it is a fight for one more.'

I can see where Fergie is coming from as we have forwards but not that many genuine strikers, we lack those out-and-out goalscorers that you need, although Spurs' Jermain Defoe is probably one of the best in the business - so assuming he stays fit I cannot see anyway that he will be left out?

At the moment Owen, for me, would be behind Sunderland's Darren Bent - and he cannot get a look-in can he, so for Owen to jump ahead of Bent, let alone Defoe or anyone else it is going to take a monumental effort, something that I can no longer see happening...

Full article: England - Fergie backing for Owen.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 19 2009

Time: 1:31PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
True, it is possible - if he hides inside someone's suitcase, and no one notices...
BlueWolfie
Report Abuse
20/10/2009 07:54:00

He won't need to hide in a suitcase Wolfie - he'll be the one carrying them up to the rooms for the players. BELLBOOOOOOOY!
fifthcolumnblue
Report Abuse
23/10/2009 10:25:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Rooney on The Way Forward (Tuesday May 26 2015)

So What is Valencia`s Injury? (Tuesday May 26 2015)

Falcao Leaves But Could Be Back (Tuesday May 26 2015)

Real Confirm No Hernandez Deal (Tuesday May 26 2015)

Unbelievably Stupid! (Monday May 25 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. TheFamousNo7 81
2. luqson 1

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 38 26 9 3 41 87
2. Man City 38 24 7 7 45 79
3. Arsenal 38 22 9 7 35 75
4. Man Utd 38 20 10 8 25 70
5. Spurs 38 19 7 12 5 64
6. Liverpool 38 18 8 12 4 62
7. Southampton 38 18 6 14 21 60

Breaking League News

Hasselbaink In The Frame?
Newcastle : 26/05/2015 15:59:00
On This Day - European Champions
Aston Villa : 26/05/2015 15:50:01
McClaren's Free Run!
Newcastle : 26/05/2015 15:47:00
Albion Know 2015-16 Opponents
WBA : 26/05/2015 15:45:01
Southampton Know 2015-16 Opponents
Southampton : 26/05/2015 15:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Hull City?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
Valdes 55%
Valencia 4%
Smalling 2%
Jones 0%
Rojo 2%
Blind 2%
Mata 0%
Herera 13%
Young 4%
Rooney 2%
Di Maria 2%
Fellaini 10%
Januzaj 2%
Wilson 2%