Man Utd boss hails Owen

Owen scored a hat-trick in United’s 3-1 win over Wolfsburg in the Champions League on Tuesday.

“[Owen is] Fantastic – around the penalty box, he’s on the shoulder, he’s making runs across defender, his timing of runs is fantastic,” said Sir Alex to Sky Sports.

“I’m really pleased for him, that’s a great one for him.”

Ferguson was forced to put Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher and Park Ji-Sung along with Patrice Evra in the defence, due to injuries.

“I think that it was experimental, the system,” explained Ferguson.

“The good thing is that there are players with quality there so you have to trust them, they did their job and they proved it tonight again.

“I thought the control in the first half was very good, I thought the second half the control was not so good but the threat towards the end with the speed on the counter attack was very, very good.”