Friday, July 3, 2009

UF Quick Throw: Owen To United. No Really!

It's surprise Friday, the unthinkable is happening. Michael Owen is joining Manchester United! That's if he passes a medical. Owen is currently at United's Carrington training ground undergoing fitness tests. If Owen gets the green light and signs for the Premier League champions, then surely this could be hailed as the mother of all comebacks. Just last week Owen's desperate plea for a new club, was met with interest from Stoke and Hull. Owen is available on a free transfer after 4 injury hit years at Newcastle United, making just 79 appearances. Owen's injuries whle at Newcastle included groin, ankle, thigh, hernia, metatarsal and knee ligament tears. Time will tell if Owen can produce the kind of form he had while at Liverpool, early in his career, but United have successfully been here before. Anyone remember Teddy Sherringham?



10 comments:

Sarah said...

I thought this rumor was a joke.

Um...

Bigus Dickus said...

It's quite funny, but alas not intentionally.

Precious Roy said...

Thought that United weren't signing any players over 26.

hadley said...

I think this is a good move for Owen, if not United. He has no pressure to play in every match, as he will be 3rd choice at best. But 30 minutes off the bench, score some goals, get a couple of winners' medals. Easy, right?

The Fuse Project said...

How could I forget Teddy Sherringham? He only retired last year!

Mike Georger said...

Wow, what a sack of shit.

Mike Georger said...

You know what, I take that back. Owen isn't a sack of shit, he doesn't even deserve that. At this point there really shouldn't be any level of 'Liverpool legend signs with United' feeling going on, because frankly Owen no longer has any legacy with Liverpool to me, and a lot of others, and hasn't for the last five years. I'm sure Fergie thinks this will be a huge slap in the fact of Liverpool fans and will get in the players heads, but I seem to remember Owen and Newcastle getting dickwhipped pretty mercilessly without any second thoughts the past few years.

Mike Georger said...

An Christian Vieri is signing with Blackburn? Did I just wake up in Bizzaro world where shitty old players are playing for teams in England instead of Italy now?

The Likely Lad said...

suck it, berbatov.

Bigus Dickus said...

@tfp. I meant when Teddy joined Man Poo in 1997! struggling to run past Colaship players at 43 doesn't count.