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Owen wants England move

13 Dec 2006 - 09:25:18

Bayern Munich midfielder Owen Hargreaves has sent a come and get me plea to Manchester United by reiterating his desire to move to England.

The England star, who almost signed for United in the summer until Bayern vetoed the transfer, is desperate to move to the north west to be close to his family.

Hargreaves is currently sidelined after breaking his leg in September but his admission could pave the way for Sir Alex Ferguson to renew his interest in January.

"It's about the opportunity to possibly play in another league I haven't played in before, which is also the country I represent and where my family lives," Canadian-born Hargreaves told The Times.

"If people don't understand that, I don't expect them to. It's not their life. It's mine.

"But I don't think anyone in the football world is in the same situation as mine."

Speaking about United's planned summer move, he added: "Nobody at any club is going to wait for anyone forever.

"I don't want to go into too great depth about it because it's not down to me. I received a lot of criticism for suggesting it would have been a great opportunity, but sometimes you need to say it. I don't feel bad about anything I said or did.

"Anybody who sees them play at the moment knows it's a very special team and they're in a great time.

"But it's not like I'm saying I want to go to AC Milan or Inter Milan because they're offering me more money.

"It's because it's England and because Britain is where my family is.

"My parents and my brothers are in Canada, but the whole of my dad's side of the family is in Bolton and my mum's side is in Rhyl."


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