Owen: United the best place to be
Given his lack of appearances last term, it came as something of a surprise this summer when manager Sir Alex Ferguson handed Owen a new one-year contract.
The 31-year-old readily accepted, even though, with seven strikers on the present United States tour, competition for places will be huge.
"I am at the best team to be at," said Owen. "Where would you go from here? Every game is important. The only way is down. It is exciting to be part of a squad that is always competitive.
"There are so many games in a season at Manchester United. We probably play 20 or 30 more than a normal Premier League side, so there are lots to go round. You never know when the manager is going to call on you and it is exciting to be part of that."
Owen has scored goals in both
Ferguson has already confirmed David de Gea will start, while fellow U-21 internationals Danny Welbeck, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are also set to play, ahead of Hernandez's planned arrival at the weekend.