Fergie Says There’s “No One Better” Than United Striker

By on September 26, 2011

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Michael Owen still has something to offer both at club and international level.

The Scot believes the experienced striker is worthy of an England recall. Despite not playing for the Three Lions since 2008, the striker has still managed 89 caps for the England scoring an impressive 40 goals.

The former Liverpool striker came on for the Red Devils in the 11th minute of their clash against Stoke City, when Javier Hernandez had to be taken off after sustaining an injury following Jonathan Woodgate’s tackle, and despite not getting on the scoresheet, Fergie was quick to praise his experienced forward.

“If you need a goal out of nothing there’s no one better in the game,” Sir Alex said. “England don’t have anyone [else] like that. He’s got it, there’s no doubt about that. Let’s be honest, Michael has that little gift that he can appear in the box from nowhere.

“He’s not got that burst of pace he had as a younger ­person, you always lose pace.

“But Michael has the ­positional sense – it’s brilliant. He has the awareness around the box and the ability to make runs at the right time and get across the ­defender.

“He’s also good to have about the dressing room. He is a nice ­person, a good professional and trains ­really well.”

“With Michael it’s getting to that point where you say to yourself you really need to think about him more,” he said.

Sir Alex added: “Wayne does want to play every game, so do I have to face a moaning Scouser and go with my ­instinct and give Michael a chance?

“I think we’ll make changes, though.”

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