Am I drunk, did I read that correctly?
Michael Owen has been linked with a host of clubs since it became apparent that he was not going to renew his contract with Newcastle united which expired this week, but no reported were dedicated to suggestions that Manchester United were among potential bidders.
Punters in the United Kingdom, though, have begun backing the former England striker for an unlikely move to Old Trafford. Leading bookmakers have therefore reduced the odds on an incredible switch occurring.
Sky Bet, for instance, have slashed the odds on the switch from 20-1 to 7-4, after United missed out on the high profile signing of Karim Benzema from Olympique Lyonnais, with big-spending Spanish giants Real Madrid trumping the Red Devils with an audacious and lucrative bid. (goal.com)
Incredible! Could it be true? Has Michael Owen placed all these bets himself in some weirdly crazy way to convince Sir Alex to sign him. The last I heard he was trying to secure a move to Stoke City and Hull so how this has suddenly manufactured itself is frankly bizarre.
One thing is for sure, betting shops don’t usually get things wrong and if they have dropped the price it will be for a good reason. I do think that the former Liverpool hero still has a few good years in him and if he stays injury free he is still a 20 goal a season man, but the chances of him remaining fit and well are pretty slim given his propensity for falling foul to niggling injuries!