Michael Owen boost for Manchester United as striker closes in on Christmas comeback

03 December 2010 12:46
Manchester United striker Michael Owen could be back in time for the festive fixtures.

Owen has returned to full training following a hamstring injury that has kept him out of action since October.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson told MUTV: 'He is doing very well. He took part in the football side of it yesterday.

On the mend: Owen is making godd progress as he targets a return to action

'I would say he's two weeks away (from playing). We need to make sure he does a good stint of football training before we bring him into the games.'

However Owen Hargreaves is no nearer a return from his hamstring problem.

Ferguson added: 'It's a bad blow for the lad and it's hard to take, given the length of time he's been out and the amount of football he's missed.'

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