Old Trafford forward says he still has a lot to offer the club, despite all of the new signings.
“I’m 30 now and understand I won’t play every game.
“I’ve had a lot of injuries and don’t have the pace I once had. But life evolves.
“I’ve changed my style, I’m a different type of player now and, because of that, I reckon I’ve still got four or five years at the top.
“And I much prefer that to be at United, where I train every day with some of the world’s top players. Where I work every day with arguably the best manager who’s ever lived.
“Where I play in front of such great fans and in an amazing stadium such as Old Trafford.
“And I’m really happy I now live back at home after having been away for five years.
“I prefer all of those things ahead of playing every game for a team that’s only ever going to be 12th in the league.
“Now that’s when I would struggle to find the motivation.
“So I’d rather play half the games but be at United with this great manager, these great players, at this great stadium and in front of so many fanatical fans.
“If United play 60 games again this season, I can still play a big part.
“I’ve been talking to Gary Neville about it and we all know the importance these days of having a quality squad so the manager is able to rotate his players.
“So I have to work hard every day to make sure I am always ready and available because I’m sure I will get my chance.” (The Sun)
It is good to see that despite all of his injury woes, Michael Owen still believes that he has a lot to offer Manchester United and is willing to wait for his chances. The club now have a number of options up front after the signings of Javier Hernandez and Bebe this summer but Owen is rumoured to be starting alongside Wayne Rooney in this evening’s game against his old club, Newcastle.
Is Owen being optimistic though? He claims to still have four or five years at the top, and whilst he is a handy player to have in Manchester United’s squad, he is very injury prone.
When available last year, he scored some crucial goals and Sir Alex Ferguson will be hoping for the player to have a similar impact during this campaign.