Date: 7th December 2006 at 2:33pm
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Another Hargreaves-saga is developing. Well, no, I should say it’s just the old one going on. Bayern’s nerves and stubbornness will be tested severely in the winter after their Canadian-born midfielder has once again stated he wants to play for United.

The England midfielder, who impressed at the World Cup following years of malice against him, declared several times in the summer he would love to move to Old Trafford. Bayern, however, were not willing to grant him his wish so Hargreaves got stuck in Bavaria, got injured – but he hasn’t given up hope yet.

“It would be a dream for me. My dad`s from Bolton and all his family are there so, for me, it`s not like Man United showing interest in a German player, there are very specific ties. My family is there.”

We’ve known that, it’s been made clear in the summer, but it’s not the most important part of Hargreaves’ comments.

He warned Bayern he would stick to his wish this time, whatever he gets for it in Germany.

“I was flattered by United`s interest in the summer and I made my intentions clear as to what I would have liked to have happened.

‘I`m under contract at Bayern but it is important that, when you believe in something, you make it clear and say the things you believe in.

“Although I received criticism at the time in Germany, I believed in what I said and that’s why I said it.

‘In my opinion it is important that if you would like something to happen, you see to it.”