Both gamers featured within the slender win at Old Trafford as Mason Greenwood’s second-half strike secured victory for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet.
Before the win over Astana, Fred had performed simply 23 minutes instead within the 1-Zero victory over Leicester City final weekend, whereas Rojo had not featured in any respect this season.
But when requested if each gamers had strengthened their case to land for a extra distinguished function within the workforce with their performances in United’s opening Europa League sport, Owen informed BT Sport: ‘No.
‘They’re simply squad gamers, aren’t they actually.
‘It’s gonna take two or three accidents in a sure place for some of these gamers to get within the first workforce.
‘Fred… maybe the closest to playing in the first team. You’d say he might be moderately shut.
‘But they are squad players and that’s what they’re actually.
‘The good thing about tonight is that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be thinking that because they’ve gained their first sport, the strain is off, they’ll proceed now and simply play this workforce all through the competitors.
‘These games are really beneficial for the youngsters, it’s health for Rojo however are they going to play? Not actually, they’ll be squad gamers all season.
‘They’re not going to play in any of the significant video games, put it that approach.
‘You sink or swim. You either have to get yourself up to that level otherwise you’re gonna be sat there as a squad participant.
‘Then you’ve received a selection, do you play within the Europa League video games all of your profession or do you assume you’ll should go to a lesser workforce and play extra typically?
‘That’s the selection, and quite a lot of the gamers tonight are going to be in that state of affairs. They will likely be delighted now they’ve received a few competitions they’ll really play in as a result of a few of them aren’t any the place close to the primary workforce.’