Owen struck twice at Leeds United in midweek.
"I was really pleased for him," said Ferguson.
“Absolutely, he’s still one of England’s best finishers. Unfortunately for us, he’s had one or two injuries and with Welbeck, Hernandez, Berbatov and Rooney, he’s not getting the games he deserves.
“It’s just unfortunate for him. Nevertheless, he’s a fantastic player to have around.”