NEAR permanant crock Owen Hargreaves made a shock return to action this weekend – but it was no shock to see him limping back off shortly afterwards.
The England midfielder made his first start for Manchester United in two years but suffered a hamstring injury after just six minutes.
Sir Alex Ferguson admits his gamble on Owen Hargreaves’ fitness against Wolves was a “disaster” – and now I fear the tenacious midfielder could go the same way as the likes of Dean Ashton and have to call it a day.
It’s a crying shame, England was crying out for a player with the sheer drive of Hargreaves to prop up its more glittering midfield assets over the South African World Cup debacle.
So my heart goes out to you, Owen – or at least a kidney, a pint or two of blood or some bone marrow, should you need it.