Manchester United call time on Michael Owen's career

Updated: 17 May 2012 17:11 IST

Manchester United have called time on Michael Owen's Old Trafford career after the striker revealed on Thursday that he would not be offered a new contract by the club.

London:

Manchester United have called time on Michael Owen's Old Trafford career after the striker revealed on Thursday that he would not be offered a new contract by the club.

The 32-year-old former England star confirmed the development in a post on the micro-blogging site Twitter.

"The Manager informed me after our testimonial match on Tuesday that the club would not be offering me a new contract," wrote Owen, whose existing deal expires this year.

The former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Newcastle striker joined United on a free transfer in 2009 but has rarely been given an extended run in the club's starting line-up, while injuries have restricted him to just four appearances this season.

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