Date: 8th October 2009 at 9:32pm
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Owen Hargreaves never gave up the hope of returning to the pitch and helping United again. The former Bayern man had an excellent debut season, contributing significantly to United’s historic Double of Premier League and Champions League glory.

After spending most of the next season on the sidelines, Hargreaves is nearing a long-awaited comeback and believes he will have a lot to offer to the club, and not just for this season.

‘It is difficult to say an exact date but I do feel I can see light at the end of the tunnel now,’ he told the Manchester Evening News

‘Coming back to Manchester was a big step. Having people from United around me also makes me realise I am getting closer.

‘I am coming back to have a massive effect and to play well and for us to win titles. It is not about getting back for one game or for one day, I want to come back and be back for another six or eight years.

‘I have thought about playing again a lot. It is human nature to have doubts obviously. I had little moments but I never had one moment of major doubt that I’d be back.’


Insiders at the club insisted that Hargreaves’ knees are completely cured, that the specialist treatment did the trick. Whether it’s true remains to be seen but the return of Hargreaves is something we can very much look forward to.