Old Trafford back up wanted by Steve Bruce to fill void left by Darren Bent.
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Sunderland boss Steve Bruce will approach his former boss Sir Alex Ferguson about signing Manchester United star Michael Owen this month. The Black Cats boss is springing into action to bring in the 31 year old striker as a replacement for Darren Bent who has left to join Aston Villa.
The Stadium of Light boss is willing to pay a nominal fee in the region of £2.5m to sign Owen who will be out of contract in the summer, such is his desire to bring in alternative attacking options before the transfer window comes to a close.
Ferguson may be reluctant to sell the former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Newcastle United man as his side is battling on a number of fronts and the Old Trafford boss sees the experienced striker as an important player to have on standby.
The two clubs may come to however come to an agreement as the Man United manager that Owen is keen to secure first team football having spent most of his time at the club either on the bench or out injured and given that the former England international is now the fourth choice striker at the club he may well decide to allow him to leave.
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