Neville: Owen the ideal replacement for Tevez

July 13, 2009
By Soccernet Staff
Gary Neville says Michael Owen is the ideal player to replace Carlos Tevez, who looks set for rivals Manchester City.

Sir Alex Ferguson snapped Owen up on a free transfer after the 29-year-old's disappointing spell at Newcastle.

And Neville, United's club captain, says Owen will repay Ferguson's faith in goals: "He (Owen) is at Manchester United because the gaffer believes he can score goals," he told "He is ideal now Carlos Tevez is gone."

"He has an opportunity ...

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