The Red Devils fell behind in the 6th minute when Trotters defender Zat Knight steered the ball home but fought back thanks to a 23rd minute shot from Nani which whizzed past Jussi Jaaskelainen from the edge of the area.
Bolton again hit the front through Martin Petrov who rocketed a shot past Edwin van der Sar in the 67th minute but enter Owen who came off the bench in the 71st minute to grab an equaliser three minutes later with a deft flick from the near post following a Nani free-kick to give his side a share of the spoils.
Bolton Wanderers: 2 (Zat Knight 6’, Martin Petrov 67’)
Manchester United: 2 (Nani 23’, Michael Owen 74’)
Venue: Reebok Stadium, Bolton
Referee: Philip Dowd
Yellow cards: BW - Mark Davies 80’
MU - Paul Scholes 75’, Nemanja Vidic 84’
Jussi Jaaskelainen (gk), Samuel Ricketts, Zat Knight, Paul Robinson, Gretar Steinsson, Fabrice Muamba (M.Davies 64’), Stuart Holden, Martin Petrov (Taylor 90’), Lee Chung-yong (Blake 90’), Kevin Davies, Johan Elmander
Subs - Adam Bogdan (gk), Robbie Blake (90’), Matty Taylor (90’), Ivan Klasnic, Mark Davies (64’), Rodrigo, Marcos Alonso
Edwin van der Sar (gk), Jonathan Evans, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, John O’Shea, Paul Scholes, Darren Fletcher (Owen 71’), Ryan Giggs (Park 53’), Nani, Wayne Rooney (Macheda 61’), Dimitar Berbatov