Football, bloody hell. In a week of turbulence in English football, who could have seen this coming? Michael Owen, the last name off the Manchester United team sheet every week, football's most decorated training ground star, has been informed by the boss that he is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.
The Manager informed me after our testimonial match on Tuesday that the club would not be offering me a new contract.
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) May 17, 2012
Owen may have made his dent in the Carling Cup for United, scoring 7 goals in three campaigns, but he'll be most remembered for this goal against Man City that was established the term 'Fergie Time' in the football lexicon forever. Incredible how things can turn in two seasons. That day it seemed that Michael Owen could begin a sort of champagne renaissance after the disaster at Newcastle. That day, Mark Hughes was vexed by Fergie in all his pomp. Man City are now champions and those men are now bit players in a totally different drama.