Upon signing you often hear players say ‘it’s a dream come true’ or that they have fulfilled an ambition being at United and now they are there they can go on to win trophies etc.
Michael Owen is no different, last season he finally got his hands on a Premier League trophy despite having been in English football for 14 of his 15 seasons as a professional and following this he saw his contract at Old Trafford extended by a year.
Owen’s position at the club is a precarious one for a footballer, he is behind Rooney, Hernandez and Berbatov in the pecking order but whilst he may not like it, he accepts it and is willing to try and change this situation rather than walk away,
“I am at the best team to be at.
“Where would you go from here? Every game is important. The only way is down.
“It is exciting to be part of a squad that is always competitive.
“There are so many games in a season at Manchester United. We probably play 20 or 30 more than a normal Premier League side, so there are lots to go round.
“You never know when the manager is going to call on you and it is exciting to be part of that.”
Owen has scored in both of our pre season games so far so he isn’t doing his chances for this coming season any damage.
If he can stay fit and show this kind of form in front of goal when called upon his comments will be more than justified as it will mean he has been a part of anything we achieve.