Michael Owen admits that the emergence of Mexican star Javier Hernandez has left him in the shade at Manchester United.
The 22-year-old striker has made a stunning impact in his debut season in England and is now ahead of both Owen and Dimitar Berbatov in the pecking order at Old Trafford.
But Owen confesses that he has no qualms about Hernandez getting the playing time.
"He is 10 years younger of course, so maybe he is a better version of the current Michael Owen," said Owen.
"Javier has been the surprise package this year without a doubt.
"He is certainly sharp and is a cracking lad as well. That probably isn't that important to the people who just want to see him scoring goals but it is important for those who are around him and at the club in general.
"Javier's partnership with Wayne Rooney has really clicked. But let's not forget that Dimitar is still our top scorer. He has only not been scoring lately because he has not been playing as much.
"Overall, the strikers have dovetailed quite well. Everyone has chipped in at certain parts of the season.
"Wayne almost carried us right the way through last season.
"This year other people have come in to fill the void. It has been a great effort all round."