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Michael Owen signs with Manchester United

Video by FRANCE 24

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-07-04

Former Premier League top player Michael Owen has signed a two-year contract with Manchester United, the club announced. The 29-year-old England striker was out of contract having left Newcastle United.

REUTERS - Michael Owen has joined Manchester United on a two-year contract, the Premier League champions said on their website on Friday.

 

"Michael is a world class forward with a proven goalscoring record at the highest level and that has never been in question," said manager Alex Ferguson.

 

"Coming to Manchester United with the expectations that we have is something that Michael will relish," he added on www.manutd.com.

 

The 29-year-old England striker was out of contract having left Newcastle United so no transfer fee is involved.

Date created : 2009-07-03

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