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It has been announced that United forward Michael Owen will be sidelined until at least Christmas, following a thigh injury picked up against Otelul Galati two weeks ago. The 31-year-old suffered a problem early into the Champions League encounter at Old Trafford on Wednesday, November 2nd… 

Michael Owen injured his thigh 8 minutes into the 2-0 home win over Romanian side Otelul Galati in Europe a fortnight ago, and as a result will miss about 2 months altogether. From this date, Owen will remain on the bench for at least another month and a half. The striker has become accustomed to picking up injuries in the latter stages of his career, but maintains an outstanding goalscoring record for The Red Devils in less important competitions. 

Owen has scored 17 goals for United in 53 matches, with 7 goals in 7 games in the Carling Cup. ‘Little Mickey’ will always be remembered for his dramatically late 4-3 Manchester Derby winner at Theatre Of Dreams in late 2009, but he has done a lot more than just that for The Reds since his 2009 arrival from Newcastle United. The former Liverpool and Real Madrid superstar has also an incredible scoring record of 40 goals in 89 fixtures for England. 

A club spokesperson told United’s in-house media: “Michael has a thigh muscle injury and will be out for 6 weeks or so.” Meaning that Owen’s likely return will be against Wigan Athletic at OT following Christmas Day, with Blackburn Rovers at home and Newcastle United away playing the Premier League Champions shortly after the festive season. But we do indeed have plenty of back-up, with six other forwards fit and raring to go…

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15/11/2011 12:03am

Unlucky Owen

25/11/2011 5:37am

It’s sad. Michael is really unlucky.


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