Owen targets England recall

19 July 2009 12:35
Manchester United striker Michael Owen is convinced that he can resurrect his international career. The 29-year-old has failed to start an England game since the friendly international against Austria in November 2007. A succession of injuries and loss of form while at Newcastle United persuaded Fabio Capello that Owen was not worthy of selection but the striker believes his move to United will help him to earn an England recall. "I feel like I did eight years ago," he insisted. "There are so many players on my wavelength at United - world-class players. I just know this move is going to be fantastic for me. "When you sign for Manchester United there are that many things you think about - the players alongside you, playing at Old Trafford, the men who are going to create chances for you. "Then you wake up the following morning and realise you could win the league or the Champions League. It just goes on and on. It's a very exciting prospect. "I've never given up on England. I've been in every preliminary squad before it's pared down. I've had a letter every time. I know from that the manager is keeping an eye on me."

Source: ESA