Michael Owen has not had a good start to this season, and hasn’t even played in pre-season.
Michael Owen – should make Man United game
But that doesn’t stop Michael, Newcastle’s captain, from being confident he can both make that game, and also help Newcastle get some kind of result next Sunday.
Michael told the Sunday Sun today:
â€œPhysically Iâ€™m fine,â€
â€œIn fact Iâ€™ve almost had to be reined in, but always in the back of all our minds has been that you donâ€™t want to be pushing further than your body tells you to.”
â€œIâ€™ve had to go steadily but this last week Iâ€™ve been running more and more quickly and continuing to progress; Manchester United is what weâ€™re aiming for.”
â€œThey are the champions of England and Europe and in my view the best team in Europe.”
“But the first game of a new season could be just the time to play them, when they might not be firing on all cylinders.â€
Good words from the captain, and while Newcastle played much better than we ever expected yesterday, we could have had a few goals in the first half, with a striker of Michael’s ability in the side.
Oba Martins looked good yesterday, but even Oba is still short of games, and we need our strikers ready to go for next Sunday, that’s for sure.