Owen Hargreaves Set to Return
The surgeon of midfielder Owen Hargreaves has indicated that the injury prone player could be set to return for Manchester United against West Bromwich on Saturday. Hargreaves has not started a match in the first team for over two years because of ongoing knee problems, but his surgeon is now confident that the midfielder has overcome the worst of his injury problems and will be able to start in the match against West Brom.
The son of a former Bolton player, Owen Hargreaves signed a professional contract with Bayern Munich in 1997. After spending a decade in German football, he joined Manchester United in a £17 million deal in July 2007 and went on to make his debut for the club against Manchester City the following month. But just as his career looked ready to take off things went painfully wrong as a recurring patellar tendinitis problem restricted him to sporadic appearances. The Canadian born Englishman has managed only one game for the reserves since he made his last full appearance for Manchester United against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in September 2008. An excellent passer of the ball, Owen Hargreaves is a highly confident footballer known for his versatility and exceptional work rate.
Owen Hargreaves won his first England cap against Holland in August 2001.