15 Nov 2011

Owen out for 6 weeks

10:40 am on 15 November 2011

The Manchester United striker Michael Owen will be sidelined for six weeks with a thigh injury.

The 31-year-old Owen, who is behind Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez in the United pecking order, sustained the injury in the opening minutes of this month's 2-nil home victory over Otelul Galati in the Champions League.

He will miss league games against the likes of Swansea City, Newcastle United and Aston Villa as well as the two remaining Champions League group games but could return to action during matches in the Christmas and New Year period.