Fabio Capello Talks Wayne Rooney And Michael Owen

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Both Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen scored for Man United against West Ham on Tuesday night. We are getting used to seeing Rooney score but after Owen stuck the ball into the back of the net, there have been calls for Owen to be named in the England World Cup squad.

England manager Fabio Capello has been speaking about both of the United men, one of which should definitely be going to the World Cup, the other one is a long shot.

Capello on Rooney:

"Wayne is an extraordinary player, he is talented and willing to learn," Capello told Italian sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport. "[Sir Alex] Ferguson has taught him so much while I've only had to polish him.
"I have told him that he must make sure he plays inside the box and he must continue to score goals. The departure of Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United has given Rooney more responsibility and he is now integral to their plans."

Capello on Owen:

"One of the players (the fans) would like to see me select is Owen"  
"He is one of the best English goalscorers of all-time but if he doesn't play, I cannot pick him."

Rooney is a certainty for me to go but I have to agree with Capello on the Owen situation. Owen hasn’t been playing much for United, I would have liked to see more of him but Sir Alex Ferguson isn’t going to stick him in the team for England’s sake.

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