Owen wants to play on

Owen confirmed on Thursday that he is leaving United as his contract is not being renewed.

“I don’t think I have lost the ability to score goals or play at a high level,” Owen said.

“I certainly feel as if I can still play at the top level so we will wait to see where that is. If it’s not in the Premier League it may be further afield.

“I don’t think the Championship (second division) would be an option, to be totally honest.”