Thoughts of a Manchester United season ticket holder
Friday, 5 March 2010
Michael Owen Out For Rest Of Season!
So my worst fears for MO7 have been confirmed.
The Boy Wonder needs an operation on his dodgy hamstring and that is that as far as seeing him in United colours for 2009-10. He will be bitterly disappointed despite having only featured in a handful of games. His cameo against City will always be remembered in United folklore. Part of me wonders if we will ever see him in the Number 7 shirt again? There's a chance that if Fergie does have cash to spend, and the right deal comes along, that Owen will be surplus to requirements. The boy really has the worst luck
Owen's injury leads on to a much bigger issue..and that is we now only have two top class recognised strikers. With ten games left of the season this is highly worrying. We mustn't forget that Danny Welbeck is on loan at Preston and that Kiko Macheda has totally fallen off the radar. Which leaves a massive opportunity for Mame Biram Diouf, should he get the chance.
Luckily for United, Owen hasn't been a major player in the season as a whole. Injuries are now starting to pile up with Anderson being robbed from the squad as well. Its always in March that things start to click or not. You either get a fully fit squad, all coming into their seasons prime at the same time. Or you get what we are having here..niggling injuries becoming more prevalent.
Giggs broken arm, Rio's back, Vida's nerve, Berbatov's knee, and add to that that Evans, Fletcher and now it seems Rooney are carrying knocks, well it doesn't bode well. Lets not even start about Owen Hargreaves. But we are at the stage where these things have to take second stage. Despite his slight injury, Rooney will have to (and want to) play on..but this reminds me off a few seasons back when we met Milan in the semi of the Champions League. We had cruised there thrashing Roma by 7 at Old Trafford, and somehow edging out Milan 3-2 in the first leg. But by the return in the San Siro the squad was totally shot by injury, and they rolled us over like we were kids. I get a sort of sinking feeling when i compare that year to this.
This could be a historic year for United..3rd Champions League Final...Beating Liverpool's 18 titles..winning a historic treble of trophies..but first and foremost we need pray that we get no more injuries cos it will just be a season of 'could've beens' rather than silverware and glory. Fingers and toes are all CROSSED!
Manchester United fan since the age of 9 when he saw Norman Whiteside curl the ball into a Wembley goal in the dying minutes.
He is an Old Trafford season ticket holder in the North Stand Tier 3...and cried tears of joy, on his knees with the many in Moscow.
Rob is a contributing author/editor at Man Utd blogzine 'The Faithful'