10 Dec 2009

Owen lets goals do the talking

1:35 pm on 10 December 2009

The Manchester United striker Michael Owen says he's happy to let his goals do the talking as he waits to find out whether his Champions League hat-trick yesterday in Germany caught the eye of the England coach Fabio Capello.

The Italian has made it clear Owen will not be going to the World Cup finals next year unless he is playing and scoring regularly for United, and 29 year old Owen has now scored seven goals since his unexpected move to Old Trafford after four injury-plagued years at Newcastle.

Owen has scored 40 goals in 89 appearances for England, but he hasn't been picked for England since Fabio Capello's second game in charge, a friendly against France in March last year.