Man Utd's Ferdinand: Owen deal was shock

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand admits he was taken aback by their capture of former Liverpool star Michael Owen.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand admits he was taken aback by their capture of former Liverpool star Michael Owen.

He said: "Initially I was surprised. I was thinking about it like a fan and weighing it up, but after seeing him in the last two training sessions and last two games I am very confident we have signed the right type of player.

"He has that knack of putting the ball in the back of the net and if he keeps fit this season, he's got a great chance of rewriting his career."