Capello set to snub Michael Owen yet again

England manager Fabio Capello looks set to snub Michael Owen again when he names his squad for the upcoming friendly against Slovenia followed by the World Cup qualifier against Croatia on September 9.

Owen got off the mark in the Premier League for his new club Manchester United in last weekend's rout of Wigan, however, Capello had travelled to Turf Moor earlier in the week and witnessed the former Liverpool striker's poor performance alongside Wayne Rooney in the shock defeat to Burnley.

United take on Arsenal this weekend but the Daily Mail reports that Capello will be at Fratton Park to see Joleon Lescott and David James playing for Manchester City and Portsmouth respectively. With Rooney and Jermain Defoe in flying form at the minute it appears that Owen will have to find a good run of form if he is to have any chance of getting back into contention for England.

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