Manchester United striker Michael Owen aims to stay involved in football after retirement.

His love of horseracing has been criticised by some, who see it as being more important to him than his football.

But, rather than look towards a career on the turf, Owen insists that he plans to stay in football even after his playing days are over.

He told the Mirror: "Horse racing is my hobby, but I will stay in football in some capacity. It is what I know."