OWEN SIGNS NEW DEAL

Manchester United striker Michael Owen has now signed a new deal that will keep him at Old Trafford. The 31-year-old striker, whose deal was set to expire, had expressed his desire to prolong his career at Old Trafford.

"Delighted to be staying for another year. Thanks for all your messages," said the former Liverpool star on social networking site Twitter.

Owen spent much of the season on the sidelines at United, behind Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Dimitar Berbatov in the pecking order.

ERIKSSON NOT EXPECTING OWEN

Sven-Goran Eriksson has said that Leicester are not planning to sign Manchester United striker Michael Owen.

Several national newspapers have reported that the 31-year-old, whose time at Old Trafford has been beset by injury problems, is a target for the ambitious Championship club. A number of large free bets have also been placed on him moving on this summer.

However, Eriksson insists he has held no such discussions.

OWEN COULD MOVE TO EVERTON

Michael Owen could be joining Everton Football Club when his Manchester United contract expires in the summer.

The 31-year-old may have made his name wearing the red of Liverpool, but it is no secret he grew up supporting the Anfield club’s neighbours.

Currently of Manchester United, Michael Owen looks certain to leave Old Trafford in the summer when his two-year contract reaches an end.

And The People claim the Toffees are prepared to offer the striker a dream move to Goodison Park, a chance he is likely to grab with both hands.

OWEN PLAYS OFTEN

Michael Owen has chance to prove himself and has said that he deserve to play more games. Opportunities have been few and far between for Michael Owen this season with the 31-year-old starting just one Premier League game.
The former England striker, whose campaign has also been disrupted by a hamstring injury, has found himself behind Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernandez in United's pecking order.Ferguson knows Owen's goalscoring instincts could be a major asset as the season enters the crucial run-in, but he is unsure where he can squeeze Owen into his team.

OWEN CONTINUES TO REPRESENT UNITED

Michael Owen has said that he wants to continue to represent Manchester United and he did exactly that in the match against Birmingham city. The poised Welshman waited before crossing low for Berbatov to lunge ahead of Murphy to steer a smart finish into the roof of the net for his 18th goal of season in all competitions.

With the game won, Michael Owen then replaced Giggs before Fahey managed to miss a chance from Bentley's cross following a rare mistake from Nemanja Vidic.

OWEN SET FOR UNITED STAY

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Manchester United striker Michael Owen will not be leaving the club in January. He had been rumoured to be linking up with a new club, with even Lionel Messi mentioned as a new strike-partner at Barca. Owen has failed to make a meaningful contribution during his second season at Manchester United.

His substitute appearance against Stoke on Tuesday was only his eighth at senior level this season, three of which have been starts.

WEST HAM UNITED INTERESTED IN OWEN

West Ham United are apparently interested in signing of Manchester United striker Michael Owen on a permanent transfer. West Ham manager Avram Grant is under pressure to get the Hammers off the bottom of the Premier League table and out of the relegation zone and is believed to be keen on adding some much-needed firepower to his squad.

According to Caughtoffside.com, former England international Michael Owen is one of several targets for the east London club, with the former Liverpool and Newcastle striker close to making a comeback from injury.

OWEN NOT RETURNING AGAINST VALENCIA

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Michael Owen will not be playing any part in the champions league match against Valencia. While talking about the importance of Owen in the team, Ferguson said that while the striker’s ability cannot be questioned, there is no chance of playing him in the next match due to his current condition.

OWEN INJURY CONCERNS FERGIE

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed a major injury concern ahead of the Villa clash by ruling out Michael Owen. Wayne Rooney, Rafael Da Silva, Owen Hargreaves, Michael Owen and Anderson are all unfit, while Patrice Evra is a major doubt after coming off with a knock in the Manchester derby.

With Paul Scholes suspended after picking up a fifth booking of the season at City and Antonio Valencia out long-term with a broken ankle, Fergie has personnel problems ahead of the Villa Park clash.

HOULLIER KEEN ON OWEN

Michael Owen is being mentioned as Gerard Houllier's first signing for Aston Villa by the News of the World.

The report claims the ex-Liverpool boss was impressed with the striker's form and fitness after watching him play in Jamie Carragher's testiomonial match at Anfield.

Owen flourished under Houllier during his time at Liverpool, and was even named European Player of the Year in 2001 after firing the club to a historic treble winning season.

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