Bad news for all Manchester United fans as striker Michael Owen has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.
The 30-year-old pulled up with the problem during United’s Carling Cup final win over Aston Villa last Sunday in which Owen scored the equaliser in United’s 2-1 win, but had to be substituted after 42 minutes after sustaining the injury.
United manager Alex Ferguson told the club’s official website: “Unfortunately it’s bad blow with Michael Owen. He’s out for the season. It’s more serious than we thought. He gets operated on Monday morning.
“It’s a terrible blow for the lad and disappointing for us too. He’s never missed a training session all season. I think the heavy pitch at Wembley played some part, but it’s also bad luck.”