Man Utd’s Owen calm about World Cup chances

Manchester United’s Michael Owen refuses to let his World Cup hopes get in the way of his club football and was remaining calm after scoring in the Carling Cup final on Sunday.

Manchester United’s Michael Owen refuses to let his World Cup hopes get in the way of his club football and was remaining calm after scoring in the Carling Cup final on Sunday.

Owen had to be substituted in the first half due to a hamstring injury which slightly soured the win and said that he was not thinking about the England squad despite there being plenty of talk about his chances of being selected by Fabio Capello.

"It was great to win, great to score, great to play a part, just soured by getting a hamstring injury,” BBC One.

"It's the first injury I have had since I have been at United but it's been a good day.

"I didn't think about who was watching. I know a lot of people have been getting their knickers in a twist about it (his chances of being in the World Cup squad). But I just want to play well for Man United. If I go then great, if I don't then it gives someone else a chance."

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