Last Updated: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:50
Manchester United striker Michael Owen aims to hand Sir Alex Ferguson another selection dilemma in the Premier League title run-in.
Owen has been a virtual onlooker this season as United have roared to the brink of a record 20th title, one of the more longer-term absentees from a Red Devils squad that has been ravaged by injury.
But the 32-year-old is closing in on full fitness again after finally battling back from a thigh injury he sustained at the beginning of November.
And whilst he knows, after making just a single appearance from the bench in the league this term, that his impact could only be a fleeting one, Owen intends to give Ferguson something to ponder.
"I have to get myself to a stage where I could be available for the last four or five matches," Owen said. "To a certain extent that would be my job done.
"If I am available, should we get an injury or need a goal in the last 10 minutes then I am there and the manager knows I have a track record that suggests I can do something. Whether I play or not is the manager's decision but I can get myself into that position."
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