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Owen Reminds Everyone Of What He Can Do

OK, any kind of post-match reaction must start with applauding our matchwinner: Michael Owen got a brilliant hat-trick which knocked Wolfsburg out of the Champions League. Three goals in the German champions' backyard? I'd say that is one impressive achievement. After all, the last United player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League was Ruud van Nistelrooy, he got four against Sparta Prague - in 2004.

And Owen's was a brilliant treble, make no mistake: his second was the easiest of tap-ins but the other two were more impressive. His positioning was excellent for the first and he struck a firm header; while at the third, he had to sprint from near the halfway line, outpace two defenders, all after almost 90 minutes of tireless work - yet he had the energy to do the job and he produced a cool and classy finish as well.

And it was about time, too. His winner against City aside, Owen hasn't exactly been lighting up Old Trafford so far. But this was a reminder of what he can do at his best, a ruthless display of anticipation, composure and finishing. Owen showed he's still got what it takes to perform at the highest level - and this performance might even give Sir Alex Ferguson a headache or two when it comes to select the strikers. Mind you, right now it's not much of a dilemma: only Welbeck and Owen are fit...

By the way, how ironic it is that everyone is injured except Owen? Not exactly what most of us expected when the news came through that we had signed him... but never mind that. I haven't been impressed with Owen so far but hopefully this magnificent night will give him the boost he needs. The team is in good form, we create chances in every game and Owen will get games during the upcoming Christmas period. If he can perform with similar efficiency, he might even be able to realise that damn World Cup dream of his...




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 9 2009

Time: 8:13AM

Your Comments

Fair play to the guy. I think for the rest of his career at United, he will probably be criticised for "only scoring goals" but if he can do it with the efficiency he did last night, then a lot of people will be eating their words. Loved Obertans skill on the second goal.
tuscan3000
It was just about time that he sounded out another reminder to the footballing world as his last strike was against CSKA.So a fantastic hat-trick would help him take another step and keep him in Mr.Capello's radar.
Antriksh (abmtd)
Micheal Owen is a complete and utter waste of United's time and resources.
jinkin jimmy dimmock
Good game for him, heres hoping for loads more.
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