In the latest footie news, Micheal Owen has broken his wrist in 3 places after signing for Manchester United. The former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Newcastle striker was as stunned as anyone when United manager Sir Alex Ferguson called him out of the blue. Having been linked with Hull and Stoke prior to the call, Owen looked set to retire and concentrate on horse racing instead. However, that’s all set to change now, as he looks to continue his brilliant form on the treatment table, this time in the red, white and black of the red devils.

In the ceremony where he was handed the number 7 jersey vacated by Cristiano Ronaldo, the elated Owen reportedly gripped the pen with a little too much force and slipped, tearing into the contract, whilst dislocating and fracturing his wrist. This latest injury setback is expected to put the dimunitive England hitman out of action until the next club comes along.

Sir Alex was unavailable for comment, although Owen Hargreaves was very excited to “have some company at last”.