Date: 2nd February 2007 at 5:19pm
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Felix Magath has been sacked by Bayern Munich. His successor is Ottmar Hitzfeld who led the Bavarians to a Champions League title in 2001. Fergie believes this appointment might be a blow for us.

The boss reckons that if the new coach wants Owen Hargreaves then United will be frustrated yet again in the summer.

‘Everybody has got his own ambition to improve their club and, particularly when a new manager comes in, I am sure they will give him support.

‘Because it is Ottmar Hitzfeld and he has had a great experience with Bayern in the past, they are always likely to listen to him and that is an obvious worry for us. But we don’t know until we get talking to him, if that does happen.’

‘You have got to remember that Paul Scholes is 32 – although I think Paul can play on for quite a time. I think we were doing the right thing if we had got him [Hargreaves] by protecting our future.’