Man Utd striker Owen: Chicharito already great role-model for kids

Michael Owen admits Manchester United teammate Javier Hernandez could be anything. The England striker feels Chicharito is a great example for any young player.

Michael Owen admits Manchester United teammate Javier Hernandez could be anything.

The England striker feels Chicharito is a great example for any young player.

Owen told the Observer: "He's a great example to kids. If you just watch him, he works hard. Speaking perfect English helps. In terms of playing the game a lot of people compare our styles. I don't think he's like me when I was young, he's a better version of me now. We're both that type of predatory player but he's got legs that are 10 years younger so he can do it faster.

"Chicho does his fair share outside the box but he really comes alive inside it. Even though I scored a lot in there when I was younger, the one thing you associate me with is the goal against Argentina [in the 1998 World Cup]. I could get wide, I could run at people, I could beat players, cross the ball for others. The older I've got the more I've defined my style and played more as a penalty-box player. He's a sharper version of me now."

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