Looks like the brochure worked!, as Man Utd confirmed that they have signed Michael Owen on a two year contract.
“Michael is a world class forward with a proven goalscoring record at the highest level and that has never been in question,” said manager Alex Ferguson.
“Coming to Manchester United with the expectations that we have is something that Michael will relish,” he added on the club’s official website.
The ex-Liverpool striker has struggled for form and fitness in four years at Newcastle, scoring just 30 goals, and has been consistently overlooked by England manager Fabio Capello.
Owen, seventh on the list of all-time top scorers in the Premier League with 144, had been linked by British media with a move to Hull City last week but will instead replace Argentina forward Carlos Tevez who left United last month.
“I had just begun to talk to other clubs when out of the blue Sir Alex phoned me on Wednesday afternoon, invited me to have breakfast with him next morning during which he told me that he wanted to sign me,” Owen said. “I agreed without a moment’s thought.”