Following in the footsteps of Paul Scholes and Thierry Henry, Manchester United bench warmer Michael Owen is preparing to come out of his own self-imposed retirement. The Scouse striker, who older fans will recall once having played for England, is ready to get back involved in the scene by joining Championship side Brighton.
Owen hasn’t started a game in the Premier League since 1976 and is now behind Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov, Danny Welbeck, Javier Hernandez, Bobby Charlton, Roy of the Rovers and Callum Best in the race for a place in the starting 11.
Owen said: “I’m looking forward to meeting the physio and the rest of the medical team at Brighton before I make my final decision.”
Meanwhile, Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm has been linked with a move away from Wales, but boss Brendan Rogers has slammed the speculation, blaming pun-happy tabloid journalists desperate for a catching headline.
“Flying Dutchman”, “Double (his wages) Dutch”, “Vorm on the Hook” and “Keeper Way!” are just some of the dreadful headlines that lazy hacks are itching to use.
Finally, after reviewing the tapes from Sunday’s game, including Chris Coleman’s scattergun commentary, Manchester City are planning on signing Mario Bollochelly, Julian Lescott and Gail Cliché on a permanent basis.
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