About michael Owen. I wrote this in another Owen thread in transfer talk. Also Hargreaves will be a top signing, with our injury crisis I think we'd love to have him now. It's not just about midfield with him, people seem to forget he can play at either fullback position aswell.
Originally Posted by GeordieMancunian
You know he is a truly great player but now he's heading into his mid 30's and he's definitely injury prone, as much as I would welcome him to Old Trafford, I think we need a striker like him but younger and with more goal scoring ability, perhaps if we had bought him earlier in his career (which would of been impossible, saying as how he is a scouser) then perhaps he would of been a great value to us.
Mid 30's??? Are you still talking about OWEN??? Michael Owen Will be 27 years old at the start of next season!!! and still has PLENTY to offer. He is injury prone but not to the extent that most people think. In his liverpool years he made 40 or more appearances in 5 out of 7 full seasons and in the other 2 seasons made 30 and 38 apps. He scored over 20 goals in each of those 5 seasons and in his 2 injury hit seasons he still managed 19 and 12 goals. Look at Saha's stats and injury record and I think you'll find it compares rather favourably. That was all playin in the Liverpool team, he would score far more playing in a UTD team that plays better, quicker football and creates TONS more chances per game. He managed 45 apps for Real Madrid and even scored 7 in 11 apps at Newcastle before he broke his foot. The fact that he played for the scousers is IRRELEVANT IMO. Robbie Fowler was a boyhood Everton fan and we all know about his career at Liverpool, I would happily put Gerrard or Terry in the UTD team tomorrow. All that matters is if he would be commited to the club and could improve the team that we currently have. The answer to both would be emphatically YES!!!
Rooney and Owen have pretty much been awesome when playing together for England and I have no doubts that he would be a TREMENDOUS signing for MUFC.