Michael Owen believes Wayne Rooney's omission from Manchester United's Champions League starting line-up last night was a "real kick in the teeth" but remains hopeful his former team-mate can rescue his Old Trafford career.
Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to leave Rooney out of his starting line-up to face Real Madrid could have major consequences for the striker's United career.
In the past, when Ferguson has left big name players out of high-profile matches, it has proved to be the signal they are surplus to requirements and were to be shipped out at the earliest available opportunity.
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Not a bad start to Sunday with bright spells for much of the region, but cloudier further south and east
Mainly dry on Saturday night, cloudier to the SE of the region, lows 5-9c. That cloud pulls away during Sunday
Brighter spells continue to develop throughout the remainder of Saturday afternoon. Fresh winds at the coast