Owen accepts playing second fiddle to Man Utd ace Rooney

Michael Owen accepts he must play second fiddle at Manchester United to Wayne Rooney.

Michael Owen accepts he must play second fiddle at Manchester United to Wayne Rooney.

With his current club he has scored 12 times in a spell that has seen him start 14 games and appear as a substitute in a further 24.

"I have been around and I do understand," he told the Daily Mail. "Wayne is injured now and if I go and play and score a hat-trick for two or three games then Wayne will still come back.

"I know I am not as good as him - maybe 10 years ago you could argue I was as effective in different ways. There is no question I am happy where I am. I have never once complained about anything as I have enjoyed every minute of my time. Nobody has a bigger smile on their face than me."

 
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