weird shite happening.
i dont really question united for going for owen.
but i question owen's loyalty etc. he is a scouse, played for liverpool. that he himself agreed to join is strange.
i mean ince did it once. i mean its not like you wouldnt try to sign a good player, its upto the player to show some loyalty etc, considering the rivarly etc.
never the less, owen is good, 29 he should still have the body for it. but he is still past it in a way.
as i said before somewhere, he wont loose some of his qualities. its not like he wont be able to finish. its just a matter of if he can stay fit etc.
good back up player? yes. because he has loads of experience from everywhere. so if he stays fit he can have an impact.
it's still a bit of a "gamble".
BUT if you look at it, united have 2 great strikers in rooney and berbatov. and owen as backup isnt that bad now is it?
plus hopefully some of the youngsters will grow into the next season as well.
also i still think we need another winger so we dont have to play rooney as one. i would love to see Young or RIbery. even though Ribery is the most unlikely as he has said he wants to only go to madrid.
and with Villa wont let go of their players that easily at all so Young isnt the most realistic target. But i wouldnt mind if united did spend money on Young.
Owen's experience could be beneficial to united youngsters, and as the interview with him went he has more pro's than con's, I agree with you it is a risk. But isn't that what sir alex does? With Wellbeck and Macheda coming in in case anyone gets injured.
One thing I picked up from some guys blog, if owen is a flop he won't be an expensive flop, as there is no transfer fee, the wages are less than what Newcastle had and is largely based on incentives. So it has little risk, other than to sir alex's credibility and United's performances if 2 of the 3 don't perform. Which will mean Berbatov has to pull up his socks and do a bit of graft. Which I expect him to get more settled but not into full rythem yet.