Owen settled at United
Man Utd striker Michael Owen has dismissed suggestions he is unhappy at Old Trafford.
Last Updated: 01/03/10 6:18pm
Manchester United striker Michael Owen has dismissed suggestions he is unhappy at Old Trafford amid reports he will be sold in the summer.
The 30-year-old joined Sir Alex Ferguson's side at the start of the season after leaving Newcastle as a free agent, but he has been restricted to a fringe role.
Wayne Rooney's form and niggling injuries, with a latest fitness setback coming in Sunday's Carling Cup final win, have been the cause for Owen's limited chances.
That lack of playing time has led to rumours that the forward and United could agree that it would be best to part company at the end of the season, but the former has insisted he is more than happy.
"I am loving it at Manchester United," Owen said. "There are plenty of people who want to put negative spins on things.
"I have four kids, I am living at home and playing for one of the best teams in Europe. It is not all doom and gloom is it?
"We still have the Premier League and the Champions League to play for, which I have never won so I have every reason to have a smile on my face."
The hamstring injury Owen sustained after scoring United's equaliser in their 2-1 win over Aston Villa is expected to sideline the ex-Liverpool star for several weeks once a scan, which is expected to take place on Tuesday, confirms the damage.
But the 89-time England cap, whose faint World Cup hopes have now probably been crushed following his pre-half-time exit in front of a watching Fabio Capello, is content that Ferguson has implied his debut season with United has been positive.
"I am very pleased the manager is suggesting I have done well in my first season," he said.
"The way Wayne has played this season has been fantastic.
"In any other year he might have picked up an injury or been suspended and I would have got more games."