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Man Utd striker Owen: I could have left for lesser team

Manchester United striker Michael Owen is determined to see more action next season.

Although he has no complaints about being part of the best team in the country, Owen is understandably determined to prove he can have a bigger impact next term.

"You want the best of every world as a footballer and I'm no different," he told

"You want to be playing at the best club - I'm at that - and you want to be training with the best players and under the best manager and I'm certainly doing that. You want to play at the best stadiums and in big games and obviously it's near to where I live. So there are lots of positives.

"The only slight negative is the amount I played last season. 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.

"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 and he expects me to play a lot more.

"The option is there to go to a lesser club and play more often but I'd prefer to play in a top team with all the things that come with it."

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