Manchester United chief Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed he intends to buy a striker this summer to boost his forward options for next season.

Ferguson can already boast the likes of Carlos Tevez and Wayne Rooney - but then there is little else in terms of an out-and-out striker with Cristiano Ronaldo and Ryan Giggs the next best options.

Now Ferguson is scouring the world and assessing his options before making a move.

Michael Owen is the latest name to be linked whilst Dimitar Berbatov, Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Luis Fabiano are also said to be under consideration.

"We will buy," Ferguson confirmed.

"Along with Carlos Tevez and Wayne Rooney, we may need experience in one forward position, somebody to take over from Ryan Giggs eventually."