Owen: Rooney will overtake me
Michael Owen has backed Wayne Rooney to beat his goalscoring total for England and has backed him to have a big World Cup next summer. Owen sits fifth on England's all-time goalscoring list having notched 40 international goals in 89 appearances for the senior international side. The 28-year-old Rooney has three less caps than Owen to date and sits just behind him on the goalscoring list, currently with 38 international strikes to his name.
Despite having been a key player for England almost ever since his debut as a 17-year-old in 2003 Rooney has never had a successful World Cup outing and has no goals in the tournament finals to his name. Owen feels his former United team-mate can change that in Brazil next summer after he lost his place as England's talisman to Rooney.
"He had a big, major tournament in Portugal [Euro 2004] when I played alongside him," Owen added.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Teamtalk.comSimilar Stories