Michael Owens up to thinking big
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MANCHESTER UNITED forward Michael Owen, who won the last of his 89 caps against France in March 2008, insists the Champions League can propel him back into the England fold.
Owen scored for the Red Devils against CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford on Tuesday and despite spending more than a year in the international wilderness, feels he is on the international comeback trail.
Owen, 29, said: “The last squad I was in was a year ago now. It’s something other people talk about more than I think about.
“But I’ve played for England 89 times and I would love to play for them again – that is the bottom line.
“I can influence my chances by playing well and performing in the Champions League has to help. But I don’t go to bed thinking if I will play for England again.
“I think about playing well for Manchester United. The rest will take care of itself.”
Owen insists he has banished his injury-prone tag since arriving at United in the summer. He said: “I’ve been fit for most of the time I’ve been here and I’ve only missed one game through injury.
“The club has a great structure behind the scenes that looks after the first-team players. If you want to do anything extra – weights, yoga whatever – you can go into a room and there will always be staff there to help you.” – The Telegraph
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