Owen backed to make World Cup squad
As Michael Owen gave his first press conference since joining Manchester United, William Hill bookmakers quoted him at 7/4 to make it into England's 2010 World Cup squad, having been 7/2 prior to his arrival at Old Trafford.
But Owen is only second favourite to be top Premier League scorer for Manchester United say William Hill bookmakers, who are making him 9/4 to be United's top scorer of Premier League goals, with Wayne Rooney 13/8 favourite.
William Hill also offer: 9/4 Berbatov; 16/1 Giggs: Macheda: 20/1 Welbeck in the Manchester United top scorer market .
Hills also make Owen 10/1 to win the Premier League Golden Boot.
Hills are now also betting on how many games Michael Owen will start for Manchester United in the Premier League next season, and offer 6/4 that it will be 11-15 inclusive; 13/8 6-10; 11/2 0-5; 7/1 16-20; 10/1 21-25; 20/1 26+.
The ex-Real Madrid star Owen, is 7/4 to get into the England's 2010 World Cup squad and 2/5 not to.