Manchester United striker Michael Owen has been ruled out for the rest of the season, manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said. The forward limped out of the Carling Cup final with a hamstring injury and he will now play no part in the Reds' Premier League or Champions League challenges. The news also ends his hopes of a call-up to the England squad for this summer's World Cup. It's a bad blow - he's out for the season, Ferguson said. Unfortunately it's more serious than we thought. He will be operated on on Monday morning. It's a terrible blow for the lad and is disappointing news for us too. He has never missed a training session all season. I think the heavy pitch at Wembley on Sunday made some contribution to it but really it is just bad luck. Although Owen did not mention the World Cup, he is now looking forward to the start of next season. Unfortunately the specialist says I will miss the end of the season, said Owen. I have loved every minute of my first campaign with Manchester United and have already enjoyed some memorable moments. I am determined to come back at the start of next season in peak condition. What do you think? Have your say.