Michael Owen is getting ready to join Man Utd. Yes, did your jaw drop?
The perennially crocked striker's contract with Newcastle is set to expire this Tuesday and he will come to Old Trafford on a free transfer. It looks like Sir Alex responded after Karim Benzema spurned the Premier League champions to join Real.
Bryan Robson is a big believer in Owen:
"Michael is a natural goal-scorer and natural goalscorers who can do the business at the highest level are few and far between," Robson told Telegraph Sport in a recent interview."
"I definitely think that he is capable of being a Champions League striker because he's only 29 and he has still plenty of good years left in him yet."
Sir Alex seems to have become Sam Allardyce, a manager with a reputation of staffing his squads with older and injured players. I am a big fan of Owen but the man has never had an injury free season in years. Even if this is a free transfer, having Owen in the club might prove to be more of a media event then the ex-Liverpool player contributing anything more meaningful.