Michael Owen will return to full training with United after missing the draw against Sunderland, dispelling fears he would be out for at least three weeks.
He believes his quick thinking prevented a more serious groin injury when he limped off against Wolfsburg last week.
‘The older you get the more you get to learn your body,’ said Owen, 29. ‘Probably a few years ago I’d have carried on and pulled something and been out for a couple of months or weeks at least. I felt something coming. If I’d done another sprint I think I would have pulled my groin.’