Date: 17th May 2012 at 11:21am
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The former United man shares injury tales with  a bear

The former United man shares injury tales with a bear

Michael Owen has announced via twitter that he will be leaving Manchester United, after three seasons at the club.

The former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Newcastle striker tweeted: “The Manager informed me after our testimonial match on Tuesday that the club would not be offering me a new contract.”

“I have loved every minute of the 3 years I have spent at such a fantastic club.

“I would like to thank the players, staff and fans for their support and wish them well for the future.

“I now plan to have a short holiday during which I will contemplate my next move.”

Owen’s time at United has hardly been an unqualified success as injuries have hampered him throughout his Old Trafford career. It’s not been a total waste of time however, as a title winners medal will testify- not to mention THAT derby winning goal. Like many other Reds I was fairly unimpressed with the signing of Owen, as I felt he was too injury prone and we should have been aggressively pursuing Karim Benzema. Even I’ll admit though, that while he’s struggled for games, he’s been a model professional and always given a good account of himself when he has been fit- plus it was nice to rub the Liverpool fans noses in it, buying one of their legends and seeing him win a title.

Good luck in the future Michael Owen sir.