Rooney ready to upstage Owen

December 20, 2002
By Bill Barclay
LONDON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Michael Owen, used to the tag of being English soccer's most exciting young striker, may find himself upstaged by an even more precocious talent in Sunday's Merseyside derby.

Having turned 23 last Saturday, Liverpool's frontman is positively middle-aged compared to 17-year-old Wayne Rooney, the Everton sensation who is currently the talk of English football.

Rooney exploded on to the scene this season when his audacious long-range goal ended champions ...

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