Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says England pal and Arsenal star Theo Walcott has the ideal self-confidence.

"Theo knows what he's good at - and Michael Owen was exactly the same," said Ferdinand, hitting the target like an Owen shot," said Ferdinand.

"I was with Michael the whole time at the 98 World Cup and you just knew he knew that he was a good player and what he was good at.

"And that's the thing about Michael Owen - especially at that time.

"He was quick, direct and could score a goal and that's what you could see from him.

"You are seeing the same with Theo now - different players, but the same mentality."