FOOTBALL NEWS

20/04/2012 09:30, Report by A Marshall, N Coppack

Owen can still have impact

Michael Owen is back in training and being tipped to make an impact off the bench in one of the final few games of the season.

Although the striker will not feature against Everton on Sunday, Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he expects the experienced attacker to play some part in the run-in.

"Michael Owen's been training with the first-team for about a week now," revealed the manager. "That's good news. If there's a player who can score an important goal at any stage of the match it's him.

"When he gets an injury it's never an easy one - it's months rather than weeks. It's unfortunate because he's a fantastic striker.

"We want to try and get Michael back. If we get him back and he continues his training, he'll be in contention as a sub. He won't be involved on Sunday, though. But for his injuries, who's to say what sort of career he'd have had?"

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