Michael Owen can use Old Trafford as the launchpad to re-ignite his England career, according to former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson.
Owen left Newcastle in the summer when his contract expired, only to be snapped up by Sir Alex Ferguson. It was move that took the football world by surprise but Robson believes United will benefit greatly from the signing.
Speaking at the launch of Manchester's bid to be host city in the 2018 World Cup, Robson said: "The way United play and the way they dominate possession it will suit Michael's game. He will be in and around the box and I can see him scoring a lot of goals this season. I can also see him getting back in the England squad."
He added: "It is a great signing, getting someone like Michael in on a free transfer.
"He is a great player. He is only 29 and for me he is in the peak of his career."
Robson is convinced that the former Real Madrid and Liverpool frontman is in no better place when it comes to receiving a high level of care, combined with injury-prevention methods.
He said: "The fitness coaches will have sorted out an individual regime for Michael and he will work through it during the season.
"The manager is very good at when to rest players and when to play them. He rotates his squad and that will help Michael."