Michael Owen has spoken of the great fortune he feels at being a Manchester United player. He has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson rang him on Wednesday afternoon and after meeting with the manager for breakfast, there was no chance of him signing for any other club.

Sir Alex was drawn to Owen because of his ‘proven goalscoring record at the highest level’ which is why we’ve offered him a contract which should keep him at the club until he’s 31-years-old.

“I had just begun to talk to other clubs when out of the blue Sir Alex phoned me on Wednesday afternoon, invited me to have breakfast with him the next morning during which he told me that he wanted to sign me,” said Owen. “I agreed without a moment’s thought. “This is a fantastic opportunity for me and I intend to seize it with both hands. I am now looking forward to being a Manchester United player and I am fortunate that I already know so many of the players here. I missed pre-season last year and am pleased that I will be starting at Carrington from day one. I want to thank Sir Alex for the faith he has shown in me and I give him my assurance that I will repay him with my goals and performances.”