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Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Newcastle United forward claims he is happy to play a bit-part role in a successful side rather than be part of a "poor team"


Manchester United striker Michael Owen feels that he still has "a lot to offer" manage Sir Alex Ferguson despite struggling for games last season.

The former England striker earned a place on the bench for the Champions League final defeat to Barcelona ahead of Dimitar Berbatov, but didn't feature and made just 11 Premier League appearances - only just qualifying for a winners’ medal as United secured a record breaking 19th league crown.

However, the 31-year-old, who signed a new one-year deal at Old Trafford on Wednesday, has maintained that he is happy with his role at United, insisting that the environment of success at the club ensures that he maintains his own performance levels.

“Training every day at a high standard keeps you performing at a high level. I'm sure I have a lot to offer and so does the boss, he Tweeted.

The former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Newcastle United man also revealed that he is enjoying being a part of a successful team, insisting that he would rather play a bit-part role for the Premier League champions than every game for less successful side.

“[I] prefer playing less often in a top team than every game in a poor team. Been there and didn't enjoy it,” he added.

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