Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson recently announced that forward Michael Owen could be available for the Wigan Athletic match at DW Stadium on Saturday in Premier League action.

Owen, 31, injured his groin earlier in this month, and Ferguson confirmed that the former Liverpool and Real Madrid star has been in training. The news dispels fears that Owen would miss the remainder of the season.

The Red Devils could use a lift from Owen as they looked sluggish in the first leg of the Champions League match against Marseille this past Wednesday.

Owen may come on as a substitute against Wigan, a team Manchester United have thoroughly dominated since their promotion into the Premier League in 2005.