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Michael Owen

Former Liverpool and England striker

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Howard Webb to referee Manchester Derby next Sunday

Howard Webb will take charge of the first Manchester Derby clash on Sunday afternoon at the Etihad Stadium. The Manchester derby has gained a special...

Owen: Liverpool is in My Blood

Michael Owen says Liverpool is still close to his heart and explained his decision to join rivals Manchester United, adding he has no regrets...

Can Fernando Torres become Europe’s best once again under Mourinho?

Ever since Fernando Torres’ acrimonious departure from Liverpool to Chelsea in 2011 January transfer window, the Spaniard has seen off five different managers at...

10 of the greatest loan signings

Loan signings are rife in football these days, with Pepe Reina the latest high profile player set to move in that fashion, joining Napoli...
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What might have been for Michael Owen

Michael Owen - aged 33 - will be hanging up his boots at the end of this season ultimately came as little surprise to anybody.

Reactions to Alex Ferguson’s retirement

The news of Alex Ferguson's retirement shook the entire football world. We have covered some of the initials reactions to the news of his retirement.
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Michael Owen’s five most memorable matches

Former Liverpool hero and England striker Michael Owen has announced that he will retire at the end of the season. Over the last few...

England: All-time football records

Biggest wins, longest serving managers and a lot more: Ten of the all-time greatest records of the England national football team.

The man who should’ve been an all time great: Michael Owen

As Steven Gerrard makes his 100th appearance for England tonight, it's easy to forget all about a player who he grew up with from a young age: Michael Owen.

Footballers and the continued connection to horse racing

Ownership of a horse is a sign of wealth and affluence, with modern day footballers some of the richest people in sporting circles both...

Premier League Weekend Preview: Title deciding Manchester derby and more!

The top two go head to head on Sunday when Manchester United take on neighbours and arch rivals City at Old Trafford, and Sir...
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Manchester United Season Review 2010/11: How the Premier League was won

Manchester United secured their 19th league title recently. James, Chief MUFC Writer for writtenoffside.com, chronicles the highs and the lows of a another memorable...

2011 Champions League Final Live Blog: Barcelona – Manchester United

Whichever way the 2011 UEFA Champions League final goes, both of these teams will be remembered as dynasties. Manchester United are playing their third...

This Summer’s Best Free Transfers

Is your club completely skint? Still waiting for your Arab oil sheikh to sink billions of his black gold profits into your first team?...

Manchester United must spend for Ferguson to retire on top

Sir Alex Ferguson has spent most of the last twenty years at the top of English football. In order to retire there, no matter when that day comes, he'll need to spend.

Where will Owen and Keane go from Man Utd and Spurs?

As the January transfer window closes Michael Owen and Robbie Keane in particular face uncertain futures at their respective clubs, Manchester United and Tottenham...

The Curious Case of England

It was a coming together of two world powers, so to speak. An England side that seems to have lost their way took on...

‘Stupid’ Tevez Billboard Is A Sign Of The Times In Manchester

Between the years 1989 and 2002, Manchester United comprehensively dominated local rivals City when it came to the derby ties betwixt the two clubs. After...

Time For Michael Owen To Accept The Inevitable?

Some footballing headlines are just so unfathomably inevitable that they may as well remain unreported, with the masses left to just assume that Occam...

How Wayne Rooney Shed £12m In One Easy Step

Given his recent extra-marital misdemeanours, it should come as little surprise that Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's intrinsic commercial value has - if you'll...

Michael Owen is responsible for his non-selection at club and country

0-0  at La Mestalla stadium and Sir Alex Ferguson, late in the second half, looks to his bench. He needs a goal badly and...

Michael Owen; caught between a bench and a League title

Michael Owen has hit the goal trail in Manchester United's last two games but still faces a battle for a regular starting spot at Old Trafford. Life on the bench is the price he must pay to fulfil an ambition.

Would A Change In System Bring A Change In Results For Manchester United?

Once more, it's a tale of Manchester United shooting themselves in the foot. Such talent oozing from the walls of Old Trafford, but thus...

The FA Umbro Fives 2010 – 5-A-Side with a Wembley Final

Fabio Capello gave David Beckham the chance to end his international career at Wembley but Becks denied. Don't make the same mistake as he...

Ten Premier League Milestones

1. Manchester United are only six points short of earning 1500 in the Premier League. With an average of 2.15 points per game, Alex...

Manchester United 2010/2011 Season Preview

Manchester United have enjoyed a successful pre-season, putting in some good performances and scoring plenty of goals. I’m not for one moment suggesting that...

Real Madrid Rejects poised for Champions League Glory

Like so many of you out there I’ve long since lost all respect for Real Madrid and how they conduct their affairs. The malaise...

Inspired Red Devils Have Turned Troubled Season Around

Manchester United knew that retaining their Premier League crown was going to be harder than it had been the previous seasons. The loss of...

England’s World Cup Chances: The Class of 2010 v The Golden Generation

Whilst we are used to (endlessly irritated by?) the hype surrounding every build-up to an England World Cup campaign, it’s fair to say that...