United set to stick with strikers

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Whilst Manchester United are expected to make moves in the transfer market this summer, a new striker does not appear to be on the radar at Old Trafford.

Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed almost a fortnight ago that the Red Devils would be looking to make three signing in the window, but the signs suggest he's happy with his current attacking options.

Michael Owen has been handed a one-year contract extension after claiming the first Barclays Premier League title medal of his career, and revealed his delight on the club's official website yesterday.

“I’m delighted to have agreed a one-year extension to my contract. To play alongside so many great players, under an exceptional manager, and in front of so many incredibly passionate supporters, is a real inspiration," said the former Real Madrid striker.

Ferguson added: "Michael has proved to be a top footballer. It’s unfortunate Michael didn’t get more opportunities but the form of Chicharito put everyone in the shade and his partnership with Rooney proved invaluable. I am delighted Michael is staying for a further year."

Alongside Owen, Rooney and Javier Hernandez stands Dimitar Berbatov. The Barclays Premier League's joint top-scorer has been the subject of much speculation after his omission from the Champions League final squad, with Newcastle and Tottenham Hotspur both linked with a move.


However, the Bulgarian has reiterated his desire to stay at Old Trafford, and has vowed to fight for his place in the Manchester United starting XI.

“This was embarrassing for me – that I was not included in the group. I didn't want people to see the pain in my eyes," the striker openly told Bulgarian newspaper 24 Chasa.

"I will remain at United. I will fight for my place and I will fight for title number 20. If I was a man who gave up easily, I would never be here in the first place."

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