As a substitute at Arsenal on Sunday, he should have been awarded a penalty that could have brought United a precious point.
And, along with Dimitar Berbatov, the 31-year-old has already been promised a starting berth for Wednesday night's Champions League semi-final second leg by Sir Alex Ferguson, as United look to defend their two-goal advantage.
"Javier's partnership with Wayne Rooney has really clicked," said Owen.
"But let's not forget that Dimitar is still our top scorer. He has only not been scoring lately because he has not been playing as much.
"Overall, the strikers have dovetailed quite well. Everyone has chipped in at certain parts of the season.
"Wayne almost carried us right the way through last season.
"This year other people have come in to fill the void. It has been a great effort all round."