United new-boy Owen set 15-goal target for the season by Ferguson
25 July 2009 12:23
Sir Alex Ferguson has set Michael Owen a 15-goal target for his debut season at Manchester United.
Owen was a surprise capture for a club reeling at the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez from their title-winning squad.
At first, most United fans were seriously underwhelmed by the signing. However, with two goals in three games on the Red Devils' Far East tour so far, Owen has hit the ground running and looks fitter and fresher than at any stage during four seasons at Newcastle.
Ferguson, though, does intend paying some heed to Owen's past fitness record.