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Hargreaves given Fergie boost

12 Sep 2009 - 10:54:46

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has included injury-hit midfielder Owen Hargreaves in his squad for the group stages of the Champions League.

The 28-year-old England international has been sidelined for almost a year with knee problems, but Ferguson is hopeful that Hargreaves will be fit for action in the near future.

He commented: "The difficulty was around what we should do with Owen Hargreaves, whether or not to put him or Zoran Tosic in the squad.

"It was Owen or Zoran or Ritchie de Laet. It was a dilemma.

"But we came down on the side of Hargreaves because having taken the medical advice we think he will be available for the last three Champions League group stage games.

"He's a versatile player who can perform in so many positions, so he could be a very important player for us at that time of the season. That was the reason.

"It is disappointing for Zoran but there is nothing we can do about it. There have been others left out."


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