MICHAEL OWEN HAS DISCLOSED THE DETAILS OF HIS MEETING WITH SIR ALEX FERGUSON IN 2009 WHICH SECURED HIS MOVE TO MANCHESTER UNITED.
Striker Owen had endured a terror 4 seasons at Newcastle United, throughout which he suffered a critical knee damage and been relegated. However when his contract completed the England legend was provided an escape to the Purple Devils.
Owen had been given a heads of Ferguson’s curiosity by Nicky Butt, who had suggested him Be ready, Sir Alex goes to offer you a phone days later he’d met Everton boss David Moyes above a possible swap to Goodison Park.
After he had acquired a name from Ferguson, he virtually rejected as a result of it was from a personal quantity, Owen was invited spherical to the Scotsman’s home.
Owen takes up the narrative in his new e book Michael Owen: Reboot Aware of making a implausible first impression, I selected my garments fastidiously and drove there early, parked in a grocery store automotive park half a mile from his residence and sat there fifteen minutes earlier than the appointed second.
ARRIVING TEN MINUTES EARLY WAS THE TARGET.
I had been determined to impress him in each approach.
I drove to his residence and pushed the buzzer.
Clearly I knew him given our shared curiosity and relations in horse racing, so we in all probability spent extra time talking about racing than soccer in that very first assembly.
Surprisingly, I scatter assume he ever straight mentioned that he wished to signal me. It was solely assumed on both facet. I left understanding that I used to be in all probability about to turn into a Manchester United participant.
Tony Stephens, my consultant, hadt even spoken to David Gill. Owen would go onto sign a yearlong contract in United, scored 17 days in 52 appearances underneath Ferguson and wrote his approach into Purple Devils folklore after his final gasp winner on the Manchester Derby towards Metropolis.
Confronted with the possibility of enjoying at an enormous membership, with nice amenities, on the Champions League, with gamers that d recognized and performed with at England, it actually wast a difficult selection in anyway to signal for Manchester United.