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Giggs hails Owen

26 Jul 2009 16:44:31

Giggs hails Owen

Ryan Giggs hailed Michael Owen after the new Manchester United striker bagged two more goals on Sunday. Owen scored a brace in United's 8-2 friendly win over Hangzhou Greentown to take his tally to four from four games on the Red Devils' Far East tour. While Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to sign Owen from Newcastle on a free transfer was questioned by some, veteran Giggs - who also netted a hat-trick in Sunday's game - believes class will always tell. "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." Fergie pleasedFerguson, who set Owen a 15 goal-tally this season before Sunday's brace, added that he believes the striker has been given a new lease of life by his switch from Newcastle. "Michael's contribution was very good," Ferguson told MUTV. "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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