Newcastle boss Keegan pencils Owen in for Man Utd opener

Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan says Michael Owen will be fit for their opening Premiership clash with Manchester United.

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Owen is back in training, but when asked about the chances of him featuring against Valencia on Saturday, KK told nufcTV: "I don't think so.

"Michael will want to play and maybe have half a match, but I've told him I won't risk him.

"He'll be fit for Manchester United as long as he doesn't have any setbacks. He's just started running again and done a lot of strength work. He's a very fit boy.

"We must get some football into him again now but we can do that internally without throwing him into a game five days after his comeback."

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