You can stop texting Fabio now Michael!
The exiled striker may finally earn a recall to his national side, if he impresses at his new club…
Manchester United striker Michael Owen has been thown a life line to his international career by England manager Fabio Capello.
The Daily Mail reports that the Three Lions chief will watch Owen as United take on Valencia in a friendly at Old Trafford, and will consider a recall for the 29-year-old.
Owen’s England career seemed to be over after being overlooked on numerous occasions by the England boss as he fought with injury and poor form during former club Newcastle United’s relegation campaign.
The former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker has not made an appearance for England since a friendly win over Trinidad and Tobago over 14 months ago.
Owen is looking to revive his career after a shock move to Manchester United this summer and has started well with four goals in five pre-season matches. (Goal.com)
So that was all it took! Fabio Capello paid little heed to the little man whilst he was busy wasting away at St James’ Park and then he pops up with a few goals against some second rate far east sides and bingo, he’s back in the England manager’s thoughts.
Now that the Italian has virtually guided the national team to South Africa 2010 he will want to use the rest of the qualifiers to assess his entire squad and this could give Owen an ideal chance to prove himself.
Actually I am chuffed for Michael, I am sure he can still do the business at club and international level and could well turn out to be the bargain of the summer.