Former England manager Glen Hoddle has insisted that Michael Owen will be a better attacking option than Carlos Tevez for Manchester United.
Owen went from Newcastle United to Old Trafford on Friday in a move that has taken the football world by surprise.
However, Hoddle insisted the transfer would suit Owen perfectly and he tipped the striker to thrive at his new club.
“The way United play will suit Michael down to the ground,” Hoddle told the Sunday Mirror.
“Possession football and a lot of chances. It couldn't be better for him.
“At United, he won't be the focal point of the team. He will have the likes of Rooney, Berbatov and Valencia around him. They are match-winners as well. He will thrive at United.”
Hoddle also insisted that Owen would outscore Tevez, who rejected the chance to stay on at the club and now looks set to move to Manchester City instead.
“It is a superb bit of business by Sir Alex Ferguson. I'm convinced it could be the shrewdest signing of the summer,” he added.
“If Michael can stay relatively fit and be involved in 30 or so games, he can be better for United in front of goal than Tevez.”
Gill Clark, Goal.com