Michael Owen released by Manchester United

Manchester United has released forward Michael Owen, who will

try to sign with another Premier league club or return overseas

after three injury-blighted seasons.

”At 32, I definitely owe it to myself to have two or three

years and play a bit more – but for somebody else,” Owen told Sky


The former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Newcastle forward made

just four appearances last season for United and has not played

competitively since November due to a thigh injury. He scored 17

goals in 52 appearances for United.

”Michael is a consummate professional and was an influential

figure in our dressing room,” United manager Alex Ferguson said.

”Unfortunately he had no luck with his injury this season.”