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Hargreaves heading for United exit

Published 16/04/2011 | 05:00

Owen Hargreaves could have played his last game for Manchester United after manager Alex Ferguson revealed that the midfielder almost certainly will not be fit before the end of the season.

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The England international has endured chronic injury problems since his arrival from Bayern Munich in 2007.

Although he won the Premier League and Champions League in his debut campaign, he had to battle through a tendinitis problem in both knees.

Hargreaves managed only a few seconds on the field last term, and lasted just five minutes of a surprise start against Wolves this year before pulling his hamstring.

Now the 30-year-old has sustained a shoulder injury which Ferguson does not believe he will recover from.

Ferguson said: "It has just brought his season to an end. His contract is up at the end of the season, but I don't know what is going to happen. We have to make a decision."

Irish Independent

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