Rooney deal to see Owen squeezed out of Man Utd

Michael Owen could be on his way out of Manchester United due to Wayne Rooney's club record contract.

Michael Owen could be on his way out of Manchester United due to Wayne Rooney's club record contract.

The Daily Star says Rooney signed a whopping £200,000-per-week deal last week, days after revealing his intention to leave Manchester United.

Old Trafford chiefs have had to push the boat out to keep the striker at the club and Owen faces being sacrificed to balance the books.

The crocked star is out of contract at the end of the season and has hinted he may quit football if he did not earn a new deal at United.

Sir Alex Ferguson has identified the ex-England hitman as one asset he can afford to lose as he looks to cut the club’s cloth accordingly. He is starting to lose patience with Owen’s injury-plagued time at Old Trafford.

 
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