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Shepherd: Owen will be back

10 Nov 2006 - 13:05:17

Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd has backed injured striker Michael Owen to become a Toon legend.

The crocked England ace has not featured for the Magpies this season after damaging knee ligaments during the World Cup.

The 26-year-old arrived at St James' Park in a £16million switch from Real Madrid in 2005, and despite his stay on Tyneside being dogged by injury, the former Liverpool striker has been tipped to return stronger than ever by Shepherd.

"I know once he comes back, you will see the old Michael Owen better than he has ever been," he told The Sun.

"He has a lot to prove to people, but I am convinced that he will write his name into the history books at this club."

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