Of all of the exciting transfers so far this summer, none of them were as shrewed as what Alex Ferguson pulled off Friday.
Manchester United’s signing of Michael Owen was, for lack of a better word, easy. So easy I’m mad at myself I didn’t see this coming and I’m puzzled why other manages, most notably Rafa Benetiez, didn’t think of this move before Ferguson. True, there’s an 80 percent chance Owen will have no impact whatsoever on next years title race. But there’s a 20 percent chance he will and that’s what makes it so easy.