Date: 3rd July 2009 at 7:02pm
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Manchester United have announced the signing of Michael Owen on a free transfer. The ex-Newcastle striker signed a two-year contract at Old Trafford after undergoing a stringent medical examination at Carrington and at a Manchester hospital as well.

‘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. 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.”


You’d better do so, son. You have a long way to go before Old Trafford accepts your presence, so be prepared for a long, hard fight.