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Hargreaves anyone?

Hargreaves anyone?

Owen Hargreaves was once one of the best midfielders in the English team. He signed for Manchester United for £17 million. In my opinion he was our best midfielder at the 2006 World Cup.

One problem.

Injury.

Hargreaves has now been released by Manchester United after an injury ravaged spell at the club, where he played 39 games in his 4 years there.

Many would suggest Owen retired from football after such a spell, but the former England international has set his sights on a comeback and has been posting videos of himself training on Youtube in a bid to prove his fitness.

Now by no means does a few short video clips prove a mans fitness, however is there any harm in taking this chap on trial?

He is desperate for a club, and would seemingly play for anyone in the top flight for a small fee. He is interested in football and not money.

I know I may get shot down for suggesting this, when we have the likes of Vince Grella and David Dunn currently residing on the fitness bench, but a fit Owen Hargreaves is better than most defensive midfielders in the world.

Take him on trial, let him play in a bit of pre-season, if he proves fit.. offer him a small wage, say £5000 a week + £20,000 appearance fee for one season and it could be the best bit of business we do all of this transfer window.

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Writer:Joe Ainscough
Date:Thursday July 7 2011
Time: 1:39AM

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Few points on this 1, Firstly I was discusted he got an England cap when he did as he had hardly played a game for Bayern around 8 appearances if my memory serves me correctly, He was hyped up because he was at Bayern, Secondly I was never impressed with him until leading up to the last Euro's where I thought he was immense and argaubly Englands last player. He aint played any football for the last couple of seasons, but would I sign him? Defo if they can give benbloodyjani a contract on pay as you play surely Hargreaves would be an ok shout for one too, If it dnt work out they can always quickly get rid like they did with Blobby Fowler but worth a look and you never know he may still have some mileage left in him
glen9mullan
07/07/2011 03:15:00
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just not worth the trouble...
DommyWalker
07/07/2011 03:40:00
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Yeah, why not? Hell, we're supposed to have the money aren't we?
theirishrover
07/07/2011 08:43:00
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If the right wage structure can be settled on (i.e. heavily based on appearances) then fair enough... if not then pass. We have enough injury prone midfielders!
Mikey Delap
07/07/2011 08:51:00
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I agree with Mikey - and he'll make Dunn and Grella look fully fit!
FreidelNo.1
07/07/2011 09:15:00
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If he can come on a pay as you play deal and he coughs up for his own medical treatment should he get injured then sure, take a punt :P. He undoubtedly has talent and when he was playing in Germany he was great. Too many ifs and buts though for me.
fransavarese
07/07/2011 09:27:00
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It might be worth a look. He surely wouldn't want too much in wages after such a long spell on the sidelines. It could work out, however it's inevitable he'll end up injured quite a lot but maybe he just needs the Ledley King treatment just playing odd games and skipping the odd training session. I still think after losing the two Jones' we should look to buy Witsel as well, then flog Grella and Andrews.
ITSALLROVER
07/07/2011 09:51:00
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Plus we have the added benefit of his you tube videos!!! ;)
Mikey Delap
07/07/2011 09:56:00
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I only see a win win situation here. If we sign him on intelligent terms ie pay as you play he costs little, if he comes good, we have an outstanding replacement for JJ. But this all makes sense so I expect SK to blow this off and instead sign Jerome Anderson's one eyed, one legged illegitimate offspring because he's the next Claude Makelele
blue_n_white99
07/07/2011 18:31:00
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I don't think he is worth it, he is well past his time
stevekally
12/07/2011 11:51:00
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