Man United Star Did Rovers A Favour
And who says Manchester United are all bad!!! Roque Santa Cruz has said that it is thanks in part to United's Owen Hargreaves that he signed for Blackburn Rovers.
Santa Cruz and Hargreaves were team-mates at Bayern Munich for eight-years, and it was England International Hargreaves that immediately befriended Santa when he signed for the German Giants in 1999.
The pair would converse in English (until they were told to speak in German) which is something that Santa says has helped him settle so quickly into the English game. Although Hargreaves left Munich before Santa did this summer he claims that Hargreaves recommended the move to Ewood Park saying he would be happy here.
Santa Cruz told the Sun: "When I arrived in Germany I started speaking with Owen and English was the first language I learned.
"For six months I only spoke English and then the boss stepped in and told me to speak German.
"Speaking English has really helped me settle here. Owen has made it much, much easier for me.
"It has helped me get closer to the players. You can understand jokes and feel part of things.
"Myself and Owen are great friends. Owen recommended Blackburn and told me I'd be happy here."
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