Neville wrote in his column for the Mail on Sunday: "Michael Owen looks sharp, hungry and ready after his two goals against Leeds this week.
"But if he wants to get back into the England squad he is going to need four or five consecutive games for Manchester United, because the one thing Fabio Capello has been consistent about is not picking players who aren’t playing regularly.
"Many think it’s unlikely that Owen will get a run like that, but you might be surprised.
"United have had a spate of injuries to defenders. At some point, it could be forwards and then Michael will take his chance.
"If you want a player who can make a difference, one who watches the game from the bench and knows how to make an impact, Michael is your man."