Last updated : 21 May 2007 By editor

Michael Carrick, "We want the best players and Owen is a top player. We need a big squad when we are fighting on all fronts, that's been proved this season."

Speaking of the loss to Chelsea in the Cup Final he said, "We can shake off the disappointment and look forward with confidence. We've won the league, we've proved we were the best team over a long period of time, and we were the better team today. We know how good we are. We're looking forward to progressing again next season.

"Cups are a one-off. The league doesn't lie. We won the league. It is a tremendous achievement and we are only going to get stronger. When you look at what we've achieved, including getting to the Champions League semi-final, it's been a good season."