Manchester United is delighted to announce that it has signed Michael Owen on a two-year contract. The striker was out of contract so no transfer fee is involved.
Sir Alex said: "Michael is a world class forward with a proven goalscoring record at highest level and that has never been in question. Coming to United with the expectations that we have is something that Michael will relish."
Owen said: "I had just begun to talk to other clubs when out of the blue. Sir Alex phoned me on Wednesday afternoon, invited me to have breakfast with him the next morning during which he told me that he wanted to signed me. I agreed without a moment's thought."
"This is a fantastic opportunity for me and I look forward to being a Manchester United player and I am fortunate that I already know so many of the players here. I want to thank Sir Alex for the faith he has shown in me and I give him my assurance that I will repay him with my goals and performances," added Owen.
DOB: 14 December 1979.
Formers clubs: Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United.
Club records: 322 apps, 157 goals.
International records: England, 89 caps, 40 goals.
UEFA Cup 2001, UEFA Super Cup 2001, FA Cup 2001, League Cup 2001 & 2003,
European footballer of the year 2001.
Now, I want to say that Michael Owen will be a hope for United, after the exit for Ronaldo & Tevez. Owen was a great player on 2001. Will be a great player on 2010? Will he score much goals for United? Have your say!
Written by Paul Grippo.
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