Hargreaves finally checks out

Owen Hargreaves

So the end is no longer near but final for Owen Hargreaves, released by Manchester United this summer. Four years and so few games later, Hargreaves departs Old Trafford having never fulfilled the potential that persuaded Sir Alex Ferguson to part with £17 million in summer 2007. The 30-year-old midfielder made just 39 appearances for […]

A “Harg” one to take

Owen Hargreaves, Manchester United

After Manchester United compounded a bad week with a 3-1 defeat to arch-rivals Liverpool on Sunday afternoon those associated with the Old Trafford club are again forced to dissect another poor away performance and fathom where it is going wrong. Defeats to Wolverhampton Wanders, Chelsea and now Liverpool in the past month threaten United’s position. Supporters will […]

Same old Hargo, always injured

Owen Hargreaves

If Owen Hargreaves was born a horse he would have long been sent out to stud. But with a lengthy contract and expensive transfer fee to justify, Manchester United has persisted in what looks like an increasingly furlorn attempt to rehabilitate the 29-year-old former Bayern Munich midfielder. The latest comeback lasted just six minutes. Such is […]

Hargo is back pt. XXIX

Owen Hargreaves is back in first team training and almost ready for a first team return says Sir Alex Ferguson. It is more than two years since the Canadian-born midfielder last started a game for Manchester United but Ferguson says that his progress has surprised him and that Hargreaves is pushing hard for a return […]

Inside Hargreaves’ knee

Patellar Tendinitis

News that Owen Hargreaves has returned to Dr. Richard Steadman’s Denver clinic has once again put the England international midfielder’s career in doubt. After just 25 starts in three years for United talk of retirement is now a serious consideration with Sir Alex Ferguson refusing to set a date for the 29-year-old’s return to first team action. […]

Hargreaves: unfit or just fed up?

Owen Hargreaves

Owen Hargreaves “stormed out of Old Trafford” following Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision not to pick the former Bayern Munich midfielder for his matchday squad against Stoke City last weekend, according to a story in the Sun today. Hargreaves, whose decision to leave Old Trafford early rather than watch the game, was put down to illness […]

Could Hargreaves make Bolton return?

Owen Hargreaves will not feature in Manchester United reserves fixture against Burnley tonight as he steps up training with the first team squad. The Canadian-born midfielder, who has missed 18 months following operations to cure tendinitis in both knees, made a 45 minute return to action for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reserve team last week. “Owen […]

Hargreaves returns!

Owen Hargreaves

Owen Hargreaves made a very long-awaited return from injury tonight with a 45 minute long outing for Manchester United reserves against Burnley at Moss Lane, Altringham. The midfielder, on the sidelines for 18 months following a double knee operation on persistent tendonitis, made a low-key comeback in a very long road to recovery. “It was […]

Hargreaves: I’m tough enough to come back

Owen Hargreaves has rubbished suggestions that his Manchester United career is finished and says he has the mental and physical toughness to return in time for this summer’s FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa. The Canadian-born midfielder, sidelined for 18 months with tendonitis, is due to play in United’s reserve team fixture against Burnley […]