I think Owen is a good sub and we can't forget his hat-trick against Wolfsburg and the goalagainst City. But frankly I will not mind if he goes out. His contract ends in this season, so, if the Villa's big is really good. it's a case to be considered.
Might happen next summer if Carrick doesn;t get back to his best but I can't see it happening in January. I think Owen might leave though maybe not in January but I think he'll definitely leave next summer.
One of United's best players, wouldn't say best, he's been inconsistent maybe due to injuries. For me though he's shown signs of the old Carrick and that can only be a good thing. His work goes unnoticed too most of the time.
If Carrick does leave, I don't think it will affect us too much if we get players in. I like Carrick but I think our Midfield needs freshening up, not sying he should go necessarily but we do need new midfielders. Someone has to go to make space for these incomings.