Old Trafford veteran in the wars again.
Manchester United’s Michael Owen is set to be out until at least Christmas with the thigh injury he sustained in the 2-0 win against Otelul Galati.
The England forward, 31, lasted 10 minutes before suffering the problem in the build-up to United’s opening goal.
“Michael has a thigh muscle injury and will be out for six weeks or so,” a club spokesman told manutd.com.
According to the club, Owen will be unavailable until Boxing Day at the earliest when Wigan visit Old Trafford.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
This is a) not that surprising given Michael Owen’s constant struggles with injury and b) not likely to affect Sir Alex Ferguson’s first team plans one iota.
However this injury will serve to dissuade prospective suitors from considering offering the 31 year old a contract when his time at Man United comes to a likely end in the summer.