via Sky Sports.
Michael Owen has revealed he will be leaving Manchester United after the club decided not to offer him a new contract. The 32-year-old’s deal expires this summer and he will be available on a free transfer after three years at Old Trafford.
Owen has not featured for United since November due to a thigh injury with the former Liverpool and Newcastle man only making four appearances all season.
The striker scored three times in those four appearances, with the goals coming in the Carling Cup victories over Leeds and Aldershot.
Owen joined Manchester United on a free transfer from Newcastle in the summer of 2009 and went on to score 17 goals in 52 appearances for the club.
Earlier this morning Owen Tweeted:
United confirmed the news on their website in a statement which added: “Manchester United thanks Michael for his contribution and wishes him well for the future.
*It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Owen. I am sure he will have plenty of offers from Premier League teams but will he be interested in playing at a smaller club? Where ever he goes there is no doubting that if he get’s fit, he will score goals!