Sir Alex Ferguson reminds Michael Owen that if he wants to go to the World Cup he’s going to have to have show he’s good enough for United.

“The only consistent one over the last few years has been Rooney,” said Ferguson. “They’ve tried Heskey, Crouch, even Walcott. But there is a dearth of really top strikers in the country, so that gives Michael Owen a chance. He has shown some really clever stuff and I have been really pleased with him. That is all Fabio can look at. His reputation and name will not get him into the World Cup squad. It is what he does in the next season with us which will hopefully get him into the World Cup squad. Fabio has got to pick the best players and he is not going to name someone on his reputation of eight years ago.”