Owen extends his stay at Old Trafford

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Michael Owen has signed a new one-year contract to stay at Manchester United. The 31-year-old striker had expressed his desire to prolong his career at Old Trafford.

"Delighted to be staying for another year. Thanks for all your messages," said the former Liverpool player on Twitter. Owen spent much of the season on the sidelines at United, behind Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Dimitar Berbatov in the pecking order.

Another former Liverpool striker, Robbie Fowler, is returning to England from Australia to take his coaching badges. The 36-year-old has spent two years in Australia at North Queensland Fury and Perth Glory.