Date: 11th March 2010 at 10:49pm
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Amid all the euphoria after our contemptous dismissal of AC Milan one news item almost slipped by without notice: Owen Hargreaves won’t make a return to action just now as the club had confirmed he was going to miss tonight’s reserve league derby.

The game was played, it ended 2-2 and of course Hargreaves took no part in it. Club officials claimed it was because it did not fit into his fitness programme. Yeah, right. In proper English that means it’s yet another setback and his chances of ever making a comeback are more slender than ever.

Disappointing? Yes. Surprising? Unfortunately, no, not in the slightest.