Fergie puts on United front with Owen

Owen has struggled since moving to United. (GETTY IMAGES)

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is adamant that Michael Owen, who is desperate to feature in the World Cup, has a future at Old Trafford.

"It is just about the blend with your strikers," said Ferguson yesterday. "Sometimes, with the strength I have got in midfield, it suits us to play with one striker and we like to see Wayne Rooney through the middle.

"Everyone knows Michael is a last-defender player. There is no-one better at that because his movement and positional sense in the last third is excellent. It is a difficult choice to play two directly through the middle in the modern day game. But Michael is not out of the equation at all."

 

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