Wednesday, 5th May 2010

Manchester United’s long-term injury victim Owen Hargreaves has suffered a tumultuous time on the sidelines in the last two seasons, but the midfielder is convinced only positive things are ahead now that he is returning to full fitness.

"I’ve missed two seasons and I’m disappointed about that. But I’m 29 and hopefully I’ve got another six to eight years left in me,” said the England international, who made his official return to Premier League action against Sunderland City at the weekend. “It was short [against Sunderland] but obviously I’m looking forward to next season. We’ve got our last game this weekend [against Stoke City] and hopefully I’ll play a bit again, and then hopefully get ready to attack next season.”

Hargreaves was once considered a shoo-in for England’s World Cup squad in June, but continuous injury setbacks kept the midfielder from making any sort of impact in Man Utd’s season. His recent return to fitness is likely to be too late to warrant any interest from manager Fabio Capello.





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