Even as the dossier was made on one of the world’s most past-it players, there was a nagging feeling that this may have been a possibility however bleak. The fact that it is a reality is absolutely outrageous.

When I first heard the rumour, I was thinking whether the Press have done it again. But as the day progressed, there was so much more that kept happening.. it was no surprise that he was finally signed but only SHOCK!!!

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Can you imagine Micheal Owen, the Liverpool prodigy, Legend etc. playing for UNITED. Its like Beckham playing for Liverpool or more recently Ronaldo playing for Liverpool. I compare the Owen-Ronaldo situations coz both are World Class talents, both Ballon D’Or winners and both had/have moved on to Real Madrid for developing their “Galacticos” image, albeit at different times.

This transfer leaves a bad taste in the mouth, not because I doubt the quality etc of the player but merely coz of the LIVERPOOL Connection. The sight of him wearing the United Red is a little difficult to phatom and the thought of our fans singing for him (in case he is a success) sends a chill down ur spine.

On the pure business sense though this is a brilliant deal. Owen is definitely World Class with a proven on-feild track record. So the real thing is to keep him there. At United its no mystery that the Medical staff is way better than Newcastle. I bet the moment the medical was completed, Owen has been on a stringent fitness regime, the likes of which he may have never seen at Newcastle. The staff will make sure he is available as much as possible.

This is where as much as possible becomes important. If one looks at the cost benefit analysis, United did not pay inflated fees, actually did not pay fees at all, did not have a long drawn out bidding wars with the i-have-got-the-government bailout club and got an undoubtedly talented player.

Eric Cantona was a man who learnt to love United. Fergie saved his career that was going downhill at Leeds and he in-turn changed the destination of the Premier League trophy for ever. If Owen can do half of what Cantona did (football wise), we might just have to forget about his Liverpool connections. Lets wait and watch on this one…

P.S. Liverpool fans: The FACT that we saved his career will definitely play on his mind when we come to the next derby.. so be ready to get stick from us.. haha