Three players holding United back

While a knee-jerk reaction in the aftermath of yet another defeat for Manchester United – an eighth this season – benefits nobody, some players have underperformed this season. This much is glaringly clear to the Old Trafford faithful. Defeat to Leeds United serves to highlight the problem, with three players in particular failing to do […]

Owen hat-trick breaks Wolfsburg hearts

Michael Owen

Michael Owen’s first hat-trick in four years helped an injury-ravaged Manchester United see off Wolfsburg and secure top spot in Group B. United’s injury crisis, with Sir Alex Ferguson missing nine defenders, meant that Patrice Evra, captain for the night, was the only recognised defender in the side that secured an unlikely 3-1 victory in […]

Owen settling into United life

Michael Owen

Sir Alex Ferguson has proved an astute player in the transfer market during his time at Old Trafford. Eric Cantona, Peter Schmeichel and even Cristiano Ronaldo signed for relatively small fees. But this summer’s acquisition of Michael Owen on a free transfer from Newcastle United could prove  his most outrageous signing yet. When supporters appealed for Sir Alex […]

Michael Owen is a red, he hates Scousers

Gary Neville is far from happy that Manchester United’s Michael Owen™ has stolen his terraces song, Republik of Mancunia reports today. United supporters have, predictably adopted Neville’s “he hates Scousers” song in tribute to the former-Liverpool striker, who joined United in a free transfer deal this summer. “I’m not sure Gary Neville’s too pleased with […]

United’s injuries ease

Manchester United striker Michael Owen will miss just one game – at home to Sunderland this weekend – after a scan revealed his groin injury is not as bad as feared. Former England striker Owen limped out of Wednesday’s 2-1 Champions League win over Wolfsburg after 20 minutes, with Sir Alex Ferguson claiming the player […]

Injury jinx hits Owen again


Michael Owen will miss three weeks after limping out of tonight’s Champions League match with VfL Wolfsburg. The striker, forced out of the game with a groin injury after 17 minutes, started United’s 2 – 1 victory at Old Trafford. The former Liverpool player had missed training earlier this week having felt the same injury. “Groin injuries are difficult […]

Butt stops with Nicky in Owen transfer

Michael Owen

Former United midfielder Nicky Butt had a key role to play in the transfer of Michael Owen to Manchester United this summer, according to the former Liverpool star. Interviewed in The Times, Owen says that United manager Sir Alex Ferguson contacted Newcastle United’s Butt for an assessment on the former England striker’s form and fitness. […]

A tale of two strikers

Michael Owen, Carlos Tevez

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… and few who witnessed Sir Alex Ferguson’s ecstatic dance down the touchline as Manchester United’s Michael Owen wheeled away from the vanquished’s goal could doubt which it was for the Scot. Owen, the free-transfer striker picked up on a whim and against all […]

Owen shaping up to be season’s bargain

Michael Owen versus Hangzhou

Whisper it quietly but former Dipper hero Michael Owen might just prove to be one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s most shrewd acquisitions if the striker’s pre-season form is anything to go by. While Owen’s move to United has been met with no little sceptism by United fans – not least on this site – the […]

Today’s April Fool joke is … Michael Owen

Michael Owen

Where do you turn if two high profile attacking players leave and your number one transfer target heads elsewhere? You get out the cheque book and spend some of your £100 million summer transfer budget. Right? Wrong! In fact, you fall further into your dystopian nightmare in which public rejection, is followed by public humiliation. […]