Brown salutes vintage hit man

24 July 2009 09:18
WES Brown has tipped Michael Owen to become an Old Trafford great after seeing the striker make a flying start to his United career. The former Liverpool hitman has scored two goals in as many appearances for his new club - suggesting he is ready to turn back the clock after four miserable years at Newcastle. Brown is convinced his strikes against Malaysia Select XIs are just the start of things for come for the 29-year-old, who he believes will prove another transfer masterstroke by Sir Alex Ferguson. Fergie hopes the former European Footballer of the Year can provide some of the goals that will be missing following the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez, and Brown has no doubt his one-time England colleague will deliver. "It's a good start for him," said the defender. "I think it is a great signing for us. I knew him when we were younger and you know what he can do. United take on FC Seoul at 12pm today - check our United pages for a report on the whistle "It says it on his record - he is going to be a tremendous signing for us. He scores goals and with the chances he will provided with us, I am sure he will do that." Owen and Antonio Valencia are United's most significant signings this summer, though Fergie may yet dip into his massive transfer war chest before the start of next season. But Brown insists the Premier League champions already have enough quality to become the first English club to win four titles on the trot, adding that the time had come to let Ronaldo go to Real Madrid. "Ronaldo always wanted to go," he said. "He's been a great player and people have to remember that. "The club got a lot of money for him and now we just move on. We've done it many times before and I'm sure we'll do it again. "We've got the squad with players who have done it many times and we've got the younger players coming in who did well last season." What do you think? Have your say.

Source: Manchester_EveningNews

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