Focus on Owen Hargreaves

Fitness Hargreaves' only failure

June 9, 2011
By Norman Hubbard
If the intent was to avoid fanfare and fulsome tributes, it failed. No matter how low key the announcement appeared and although it was widely expected, it was news nonetheless. The confirmation that Paul Scholes was leaving Manchester United's playing staff generated the paeans of praise that seem to embarrass Oldham's favourite mute.

Ten days earlier, however, United did manage to release a midfielder without undue attention. Timing was a factor: the statement that Owen Hargreaves would ...

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