What Can Manchester United Expect From Michael Owen this Season?

Manchester United’s Michael Owen is known as one of the best strikers of his generation. In 1998, he became England’s youngest player and goalscorer at the time. The 1998 World Cup made him a household name and he’s the only player in history to ever have scored in four major tournaments for England. In international play, he is England’s seventh most-capped player and has scored a national record of 26 competitive goals, with 40 in total from 89 appearances, most recently in 2008.

Owen’s long injury absence after the 2006 World Cup resulted in a dispute between FIFA and The FA and Newcastle United, and eventually resulted in an unprecedented £10m compensation award to Newcastle, and brought changes to the compensation arrangements between club and country regarding injuries sustained by contracted club players while on international duty.

He was signed to Manchester United in 2009 to a two year deal. At the beginning of last month, he re-upped with the Old Trafford club for another year [Read more…]

Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson Discusses Park’s Contract, His Own Motivation

Sir Alex Ferguson revealed this week that Manchester United F.C. midfielder Park Ji-sung is evaluating anew  two-year contract offer from the club. Ferguson expects the South Korean to approve the extension.

“We have offered him a new contract and I am sure he will sign it,” said Ferguson.

“His career at United has been nothing but excellent. He is a tremendous professional. I am sure he will accept the new offer and tie himself down at the club for the next two years.”

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Manchester United Defeat Chicago Fire 3-1 in World Football Challenge

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The Chicago Fire have just 2 wins this MLS season. But they looked pretty impressive to Manchester United F.C. on Saturday. This match-up between the Red Devils and the “Men in Red” was much closer than anyone expected. The Old Trafford outfit absolutely destroyed the Seattle Sounders, 7-0 in their last preseason friendly. Therefore, conventional wisdom held that this match could see more of the same.

However, this friendly held in 90 degree heat and ugly humidity at Soldier Field, turned out quite different.

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Manchester United vs. Chicago Fire: World Football Challenge Game Notes

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The international friendly kicks off in a few hours, Chicago Fire vs. Manchester United F.C. From Soldier Field on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago, here’s all the vital info and numbers for this football match.

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