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Tottenham boss Redknapp tells Man Utd striker Owen to forget about England

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp can't see Manchester United striker Michael Owen playing his way back into the England squad.

Redknapp insists Owen would need to do far more than score two goals against a Championship side to truly enter Three Lions boss Fabio Capello's thinking.

"I'd be surprised. No disrespect," he said. "I like Michael. He is a great lad and good player.

"But to get two goals in the Carling Cup, which gets you back in the England team? I can't really see that one.

"He is still way down the pecking order at United, I would have thought. Welbeck, the Mexican boy [Javier Hernandez], Rooney, Berbatov are all in front of him.

"I can't see it. It would surprise me if a lad who is not getting anywhere near United's team is going to suddenly get in the England team.

"Listen, good luck to him if he does it.

"I've known Michael since he was 15. He was a fantastic player when he was in his prime at Liverpool, but I'd be surprised if he got called up."

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