01 Jun '11, 10am

Manchester United extend Owen's contract

Manchester United extend Owen's contract

Manchester United on Wednesday handed striker Michael Owen a surprise new one year contract extension in a move that may cast doubt on Dimitar Berbatov's future with the Premier League champions. MANCHESTER - MANCHESTER United on Wednesday handed striker Michael Owen a surprise new one year contract extension in a move that may cast doubt on Dimitar Berbatov's future with the Premier League champions. Sir Alex Ferguson, who awarded the 31-year-old Owen a place on the bench for last Saturday's Champions League final ahead of Berbatov, said: 'Michael has proved to be a top footballer. 'It is unfortunate that he did not get more opportunities but the form of Chicharito (Javier Hernandez) put everyone in the shade and his partnership with Rooney proved invaluable. 'I am delighted Michael is staying for a further year and we will look to give him more opportunities in the new s...

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