Michael Owen says Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson expects him to feature more this season.

He does acknowledge last term was a disappointment for him.

"The first season was great and had some great moments - scoring in the cup final and the goal against Manchester City, hat-trick in Wolfsburg," Owen told manutd.com.

"Last year wasn't quite so good, but the manager has spoken to me and said I'll be firmly in his plans this season.

"He expects me to play a lot more."

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