Hargreaves blames United for injury

Owen Hargreaves has stated that he believes that former club Manchester United mishandled his rehabilitation from a knee injury, but that he holds no grudges.

The injury plagued midfielder signed for Manchester City on a free transfer after a torrid time at Old Trafford that was mostly spent on the sidelines, and has blamed the Premier League champions for his extended layoff.

“I had a bit of a tendon problem. I played and it got a little bit worse. We treated it and it got significantly worse after that through the injections I had. After that my tendon was never the same. That was surgery and that was 18 months gone,” he told The Daily Mail.

“Everybody tries their best. They said that I wouldn’t have any side effects from the injections. That wasn’t the case and if I’d known, I wouldn’t have done it,” he concluded.

The comments are sure to further incite the rivalry between the two Manchester clubs, and United have declined to comment on Hargreaves’ statement.

The former England international impressed in his debut against Birmingham in the Carling Cup in midweek, and is in line to be considered for City’s league clash with Everton on Saturday.
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