Interesting words on the possible future role of Michael Owen at ManUtd by former England international Paul Merson.
… he just seems to know where the ball is going. You can tell that by the amount of headed goals he gets, especially for Newcastle. He’s nowhere near the biggest on the pitch, but he still gets there first, because instinctively he knows where to go.
People talk about him losing that crucial yard of pace and it might be true, but I don’t think it will matter at United one bit. Yes, between the halfway line and the edge of the box it has affected his game, but he won’t need that – it’s in the penalty area where they want him.
Michael is not interested in dropping deep and linking up and United will not want him to do that – they already have Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov to do that.
Basically this means we signed a new RVN, only slightly smaller. I am looking forward to this and am sure Michael is the poacher we need in many games. Now Berba will have to prove his work rate though. When last year I thought the perfect triangle up front would be Rooney, Berbatov and Tevez, all three in a free role, alternating their position freely, this season I can perfectly imagine the tandem Rooney – Owen as a lethal recipe for more silverware.