Gary Neville believes Michael Owen's move to Manchester United can rekindle his England career. The striker, who joined the Red Devils from Newcastle United this summer, has found himself frozen out of the international picture under Fabio Capello.
"Anyone who plays for United over a season has a great chance of getting into an international team, no matter whether it be England or any other country," said Neville. "It's a hard club to play for and if you're playing well and doing well then you have a great chance.
It's a hard club to play for and if you're playing well then you have a great chance. I don't think Michael moved to United for England. But the opportunity is there for him.
"I don't think Michael moved to United for England. He's moved to improve Manchester United. But the opportunity is there for him."
The veteran right-back is also harbouring hopes of an England return ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. Neville has endured a miserable time with injuries over the past couple of years, but was recalled by Capello for last month's qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Andorra.
The 34-year-old continued: "I have an opportunity. There's still a long way to go for anyone who thinks they can be in the squad.
"I like playing for England and want to be there. It's frustrating not winning anything with England and not getting to finals but there's still a chance there for me."