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He received Cristiano Ronaldo's 7, much was expected of him and he turned out to be one of United's worst failures

He was a golden boy but at United he was never able to shine

By Harry Smith

He was a golden boy but at United he was never able to shine
He was a golden boy but at United he was never able to shine
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Manchester United has had a lot of great players, they have always been able to count on the best players available in the market and thanks to them the team is one of the biggest teams in England, however, not all the players that have been at Old Trafford have been able to shine. 

As we all know United demand a very high standard compared to other clubs, with the Red Devils players have to perform from their first day on the pitch, this is due to the competition and the expectations that fans have of new signings, which is why the club has been so successful throughout its history. 

But there are some cases of not much success, Michael Owen, was one of the players who had a splendid career, although full of injuries, but once he was at Old Trafford his magic was over and he could not live up to the expectations; as we remember Owen was in the era of the "Galacticos" at Real Madrid and for the season 09/10 Sir Alex Ferguson brought him to the club with the intention of replacing the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, for that reason he would wear the No. 7 during his time at United.  

However, after only 3 seasons the British striker could not fit in with the team and ended up leaving for Stoke City with whom he would retire the following year, from there Manchester United has had a kind of curse with the No.7 because apart from Ronaldo, the other players who have worn it after him have ended up disappointing the fans. 

Michael Owen's career 

Before joining Manchester United, Owen had an excellent career with Liverpool, winning the Ballon d'Or in the 2001 season, in which he also won the Europa League, the European Super Cup and the FA Cup, to round off one of the best years of his career.

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