Owen signs United deal

Striker delighted to be staying at Old Trafford

Owen: Delighted to win new contract at Manchester United

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Manchester United striker Michael Owen has signed a new one-year deal at the club.

Owen's previous deal expired at the end of the season, but United have taken up the option to extend it for a further 12 months.

The 31-year-old played a bit-part role in United's title-winning campaign this season, making only 11 Premier League appearances and starting just once.

Owen has always maintained his desire to stay at United and he is delighted to win the contract extension and is already looking forward to next season

"I'm delighted to have agreed a one-year extension to my contract," Owen told the club's official website.

Inspiration

"To play alongside so many great players, under an exceptional manager, and in front of so many incredibly passionate supporters, is a real inspiration.

"I can't wait for next season to start."

"To play alongside so many great players, under an exceptional manager, and in front of so many incredibly passionate supporters, is a real inspiration."

Michael Owen on his new deal

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Sir Alex Ferguson was happy to keep the former Liverpool man at Old Trafford for another 12 months.

"Michael has proved to be a top footballer. It's unfortunate Michael didn't get more opportunities but the form of Chicharito put everyone in the shade and his partnership with Rooney proved invaluable.

"I am delighted Michael is staying for a further year and we will look to give him more opportunities in the new season."