Owen Shirts Not Selling At Manchester United Megastore

The free transfer of Michael Owen has sparked no scramble for the player's shirt in the club's megastore.

Manchester United's Michael Owen coup, bought on a free transfer after the former England international's contract at relegated outfit Newcastle United expired, has not proved popular in terms of shirt sales, as one employee at the club's megastore revealed nobody had requested a Michael Owen shirt.

"We haven't got his number yet, which might have had an effect, [but] we are not expecting a big demand even when that is known," the employee is quoted to have told British tabloid The Sun.

"As far as I know, no one has asked for an Owen shirt.

"We print about 3,000 for Wayne Rooney but we'll be doing nowhere near that for Owen," the source concluded.

Owen received his football education at Manchester United's arch-rivals Liverpool.

Despite not being warmly received by some sections of Red Devils fanbase, the player has been welcomed by the club's playing staff, and burgeoning Brazilian midfielder Anderson recently opined that Owen is the pride of the country and that the club are hoping to groom the player back to his best form.

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