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Owen: I’d Prefer To Play Half The Games At United Than All The Games Elsewhere

Michael Owen has found himself move down in pecking order at United, with Javier Hernandez joining the squad and looking already to be a great buy.

However, he reckons he would rather have less game time and get to be a United player than get to start every week at another club.

“It’s somewhere I feel comfortable,” said Owen. “I know what my role is in the squad and I’m cool about that. I don’t expect to play every game, but I’ve got to be ready when I’m needed. I’d prefer to play half the games in a season here than all the games somewhere else. You want to play with real quality, and that’s what you have here. Quality players, a fantastic stadium and unbelievable facilities.”


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16 Comments

  1. united.george says:

    enough Michael, enough….the 4-3 winning goal was all you needed for us to like you…now please make sure to score tomorrow against your old team if you are playing!!

  2. Mickjk says:

    I’d personally like to see him get a decent run. Could do well in cup competitions.

  3. adkoill says:

    these sort of players make a real great team..

  4. red_october says:

    I hope he retires at Untied. I’m super excited to see Rooney and Owen, Berba and Hernandez.

    Go United!

  5. Sketch says:

    He would get a few starts though. Berbatov and Rooney could be our starters in the Premier league with Hernandez on the bench,whereas Kiko and Owen could play in the Carling Cup and FA cup.
    We have a big squad and our chances look good.

  6. Wiuru says:

    He is a threat and our opposition know it ! Lets hope he stays injury free .

  7. Kings says:

    If he bags late winners against Citeh, The Vermin, Arseholes and Rent Boys then I’m happy.

  8. NotoriousRedDevil says:

    Farewell Michael I for one will be shocked to see him here next season.

  9. AON- Americans Out Now !! says:

    I have a feeling We will get to see Owen of Old..this year. He looks in great shape now and that Airtricity goal brought back memories of old… Last yr Berba and Owen were phenomenal when played together…!

  10. denton davey says:

    4-3, mate. say no more. The hat-trick against Wolfsburg was a bonus; anything else was pure luxury – who said that there is no value in the market ? It’s a matter of looking for love in all the right places.

    Sadly, though, LittleMikey’s place is now below Chicharito and KikoTheKid, behind WayneRooney and even Dimmy. On the bright side, what an “impact sub” ! Still has that nose-for-goal and sense of positioning that just can’t be taught. Should play enough to score half-dozen goals and keep the seat on the bench warm for Mame Biram Diouf and Bebe and Josh King and WIll Keane – at least one of whom should be able to take over next year.

  11. United4eva says:

    @denton davey

    A fit Michael Owen is equal to anyone at United in terms of finishing. I remember the week he got injured in February he came on for Wazza at the end of the West Ham game and within 5 minutes he’d executed green with a wonderful finish. He scores goals. Guaranteed. I just hope in the same way Giggsy was nursed through his hamstring problems by our medical team that Owen can be managed through his aches and pains. He may have lost a lot of his foot speed but stick him in the area and put crosses in their for him to gobble up and you can guarantee he’ll get you goals.

    I see him as Ole to Berba’s Sheringham. His body prevents him from being a starter but he’s got the best brain for in the box positioning at Old Trafford right now.

  12. willierednut says:

    Just a squad player imo, but still could be useful when we get our customary injury crisis.

  13. tr says:

    According to what I saw from the “top” teams in the first round, I’m very confident we’ll be at least second and that is the worst case scenario…

    As for Mickey, if he makes that season what he made in the last I think everyone will be happy :>

  14. tr says:

    And his finishing is still WORLD CLASS, no matter how much he has lost from his acceleration&pace.

  15. Ritesh MUFC RELIGION says:

    I just wanna see him lifting the premiership koz it gonna look like putting some salt on scousers :P

  16. King Eric says:

    Just think how much Hernandez can learn from Michael.

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