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Owen: United geared up for Shots

MICHAEL OWEN insists Manchester United will not be taking tonight's clash against League Two Aldershot lightly as he sets his sights on another successful Carling Cup campaign with the Red Devils.

United go into the fourth round match at the Ebb Stadium looking for an immediate response to Sunday's derby mauling by Manchester City, and Owen is expected to be one of the players Alex Ferguson drafts into his starting line-up.

Owen has enjoyed plenty of recent and past success in the competition, helping United win a third Carling Cup in five years in 2010 with the equalising goal in a 2-1 final victory over Aston Villa, while in the previous round this season he netted twice in a 3-0 win against Leeds.

The 31-year-old also won the League Cup twice with Liverpool -- including scoring against United in the 2003 final -- and he is now targeting more glory this season

"It's a competition we want to do well in," Owen said. "We've done quite well in the Carling Cup over the years and we want to progress and win a trophy. That's the end game.

"I'm sure it'll be a full house and we're treating it as an important game as well. A lot of the lads need games so it'll be quite a strong Manchester United playing against them."