Sayonara, adios, auf wiedersehen Owen Hargreaves

Owen Hargreaves’ ability to resurrect his career is in serious doubt after Sir Alex Ferguson left the Canadian-born midfielder out of his Champions League squad. It means that Hargreaves, who has not played for United since September 2008, can now only feature in Premier League matches for the rest of the season – if he […]

Hargreaves returns as United check out Toure

As Manchester United’s Owen Hargreaves prepares to return to first team action – probably in early December – manager Sir Alex Ferguson is looking at alternatives, should the Canadian-born midfielder’s fitness fail again. Barcelona’s Yaya Touré reportedly tops the manager’s January shopping the list. Meanwhile Hargreaves, who has missed the past 14 months following operations […]

Hargeaves adds to Fergie’s options

In the 13 months since Owen Hargreaves last played for Manchester United the midfielder – having undergone operations both knees – has worked patiently towards a long-overdue return. After returning to training at Carrington in September, the player can now put months of rehabilitation behind him with a first team return in sight. Many believed […]

Hargreaves close to return

Owen Hargreaves, the Manchester United midfielder who has not appeared for the club in over a year, will begin training within two weeks, according to manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Hargreaves, included in United’s Champions League squad, returned to the UK from treatment in the United States on 23 September. The 28-year-old England midfielder underwent surgery on both knees […]

Hargreaves nears United return

Owen Hargreaves returns to training at Carrington on September 23 and should be available to play in United’s final three Champions League group games. Such is the confidence that United’s staff have in the Canadian-born midfielder’s fitness that Hargreaves has been given a Champions League squad number and earmarked for a return on November 3 […]

Hargreaves returns to training

Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves will return to Old Trafford from long term rehabilitation in the United States on September 23, according to the club. Hargreaves, who hasn’t played for United in over a year, had operations on both knees to cure a long term tendinitis problem that has put his career at risk. Although […]

Hargreaves: over and out


It is fair to say that the protracted acquisition of Owen Hargreaves at great expense from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2007 has been an unmitigated disaster. A disaster that just got worst with the news that the Canadian-English international will not now play again for United until January 2010. With the latest setback […]