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.
Inevitable really. Agree, he’s been a model professional and has never once complained about his lack of opportunites (when fit).
With him and Berbatov now hitting the road, it’ll be interesting to see if it prompts a move in the transfer market.
about damn time!
good. the 7 jersey was been wasted.give it to hazard.
i wud hve liked him to stay at the club as a striker coach….i mean you cant get better micheal owen , probably the best finisher after ronaldo lima….i mean he wud have done wonders with welbeck n co.. plus i can feel the tension he must have gone through after fergie gave him the news….i mean united gave him sumthing more than just a means to earn….i mean it didnt feel like he was liverpulian ….he fitted in perfectly and worked perfectly into the manutd way of life…..will surely miss him in the no. 7 shirt…
Redunited, be a shame to give the number 7 shirt to Hazard, Milner would be upset.
Just read The Times. It reports United have chalked up a 70 million debt in interest payments in the last 9 months alone. I fear that United may seek to buy the title back next year but would implore the fans to get behind the owners and reduce debt. This is no time to buy big players when your debts are sky high. Who knows, if we are not careful some wag at the Etihad will raise a banner that displays your debt. We don’t want that. Glory glory. . . .