Owen hands United injury boost

22 December 2010 09:30
Manchester United striker Michael Owen has declared himself fit for the club's Christmas fixtures. The former Liverpool and Newcastle forward has not played since suffering a hamstring injury in the Barclays Premier League leaders' goalless draw at Sunderland on October 2. United face Sunderland again at Old Trafford on Boxing Day before travelling to Birmingham two days later and then West Brom on New Year's Day. Owen told the club's website www.manutd.com: "I'm fit and I've been in full training for three-and-a-half weeks. "The hard bit now is getting back into the side, trying to force my way back into the squad. That's not easy at Manchester United."

Source: PA