Michael Owen might retire if he doesn’t get a new Man Utd deal

Guess it’s bye, then?


30-year-old crock Michael Owen has announced may well quit football if Manchester United don’t offer him a new contract, rather than continue his career at ‘poorer’ Premier League clubs.

The striker’s two year deal is up at the end of the season and United haven’t bothered talking to him about signing a new one. Meanwhile, they’ve just asked John O’Shea if he’d like to earn £80k p/w for being thoroughly average.


I would honestly love to stay but you will have to ask the manager about the long term. I could score at this level for many years and would love it to be at a top club like United.

Whether I would want to be dropping down to a poorer Premier League team, I don’t know. Yes I could score goals but I would probably get less opportunities and less enjoyment.

I just don’t feel my game is suited to a team that is really struggling. I won’t drop down leagues.

‘I can’t be arsed anymore, but I really like the idea of being paid thousands of pounds to play 40 minutes of football every month and score tap-ins.’

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