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26 Jul 2009 15:24:39

Giggs backs Owen to shine

RYAN Giggs expects Michael Owen to shine for Manchester United this coming season after watching the former Liverpool man bag two more goals in a 8-2 friendly win over Hangzhou Greentown. Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to snap up Owen from Newcastle on a free transfer raised lots of eyebrows, but Giggs is convinced it will prove to be a sharp bit of business. "It just proves what we all knew anyway, that he's a goalscorer," Giggs said of Owen's performance. "He scores all kinds of goals and he's done really well so far." Ferguson added that he believes Owen has been given a new lease of life by the opportunity to play for United after his career appeared to be on a downward turn. "Michael's contribution was very good," he added. "I think he was delighted to join us and was excited to play for us. He's excited to move to a club where there's attacking play all the time and I think that's what he needs."


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