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Hargreaves Pulled Out, Again

The big question is, will Owen Hargreaves ever get rid of his knee problems? It looks unlikely. I don't know why he didn't have surgery this summer after he revealed that his tendonitis problem was causing him pain throughout last season.

The reason I'm talking about this is that the latest news confirm that Hargreaves will not take part in tonight's Super Cup game against Zenit, despite Sir Alex's promise that he would finally appear for United this season.

Manchester Evening News reported it was a recurrence of his knee problem and unfortunately, I'm inclined to believe them. For those who are after a more optimistic outlook: it is possible that Fergie and the United staff did not want to risk a clash with Fabio Capello, the England manager.

Fergie said yesterday that though he would give Hargreaves 45-60 minutes, he would think the midfielder is unlikely to be fit enough to play for England. This sort of argument is unlikely to have impressed Fabio Capello and it might be that Fergie fears the Italian will call up the midfielder and has now provided an iron-clad reason not to do so.

But, as I said, it looks like wishful thinking. Hargreaves seems to be our latest sicknote who just can't get rid of an injury problem that rarely troubled him at Bayern. One must ask: should we not have a quick look at the medical staff? Isn't it possible that we make mistakes in that department?

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 29 2008

Time: 4:26PM

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Really irritating how Hargreaves cannot seem to throw off this injury of his. Everytime you think he's getting fit again he gets injured!
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29/08/2008 17:20:00

Saha has passed the baton onto Hargreaves...who's next?
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29/08/2008 17:33:00

From the looks of it in recent seasons, Rooney.
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29/08/2008 20:46:00

Oh, and lest we forget, Neville's had his fair share of injuries too.
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29/08/2008 20:46:00

This is EXACTLY why I said to buy Veloso.
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29/08/2008 22:09:00

Why Paulinho? We have Carrick, Anderson, Scholes, Fletcher, Possebon, O'Shea, Gibson AND Hargreaves. We dont need another central midfielder...we are not Liverpool who seems to think you need 50.
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29/08/2008 23:01:00

Yes, and Liverpool also tend to forget that whilst they have countless central midfielders, they do need some players in other positions (i.e. wide) but don't seem to realise that.
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30/08/2008 09:59:00

Quality player. Irritable injury
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30/08/2008 12:32:00

hm very glad to see u losing in Super Cup.Whatever the significance its always a great pleasure to see u losing in any championships and I was really prayed for it.
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30/08/2008 13:02:00

Hargo WILL be fine. He'll be over this knee injury in a very short while
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30/08/2008 19:37:00

Happy boys? ;)
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31/08/2008 16:14:00

ForeverUnited LOL don't under estimate us.It will be a diffrent game completely.As always a big game full of actions.Don't expect us to polay like today.U didn't manage to beat us any where under Jose's so called boring football & again it will be the sameLOL.
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