Pictures released of Michael Owen training at Carrington showed our new player having a laugh with his team-mates, clearly very happy to have made the move away from Newcastle.

Sir Alex Ferguson has today claimed that Owen is enjoying himself at United and there should be no concerns about his goalscoring.

“I’ve been really pleased with the way he has trained,” said Ferguson. “He has worked hard -but the main thing is he coming into work with a smile on his face. He is really enjoying himself.”

There have been concerns over Owen’s fitness problems as well as a drop in form since joining Newcastle, however the manager isn’t worried.

“There is no doubt he could really get his goalscoring form back on track with us,” he added. “But really he has never lost it. Although he had a few injury problems at Newcastle, he kept up the excellent goals-per-game ratio he has had throughout his career.”

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