Michael Owen scored three goals against German champions, Wolfsburg, last night, to confirm Manchester United’s place as top of the qualifying group.

Owen now has now scored seven goals for United and says he is enjoying playing for the club.

“I am enjoying playing for Manchester United,” said Owen. “There are only a few teams that you can play in and expect to get chances. This is one of them. Scoring them is a different matter. As everyone knows, scoring goals is probably the hardest thing to do in the game. But given the quality you are playing alongside and the amount of chances you do get, it is easier here than at most clubs.”

Owen plays the modest card, heaping praise on his team-mates, whilst also claiming he doesn’t like talking about himself. Really?

“I have never liked talking about myself too much,” he added. “I always prefer to talk about the team. It is nice to score a hat-trick and the last one was probably the best but you can’t do something like that without the team playing really well and a big credit must go out to the other lads, especially in defence given we had so many injuries.”