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Owen's right for United and England
Michael Owen shock move to Manchester United can re-ignite his England career. So says Old Trafford legend Bryan Robson even though injury-plagued striker Owen made only 65 starts for Newcastle in four seasons. Robson said: "He will be in and around the box and I can see him scoring a lot of goals. I can also see him getting back into the England squad. It is a great signing, getting someone like Michael in on a free transfer. He is a great player, he is only 29 and for me he is at the peak of his career. The way United play and the way they dominate possession will suit Michael's game."
Ross Gregory, The Sun
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