Owen Hargreaves’ return becomes a disaster

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Sir Alex Ferguson admitted that Owen Hargreaves' shock return to the Manchester United first team had turned into a disaster.

The England international midfielder had not featured for more than two years due to knee problems and was hit by a hamstring injury just five minutes into his comeback against Wolves.

Ferguson commented:"We took a gamble with Owen Hargreaves. We thought by doing that it would give us a compact midfield with experience.

"But he only lasted five minutes. It was a disaster. He has hurt his hamstring, which is unbelievable."

Ferguson added of his depleted side's narrow 2-1 Old Trafford success:"We have done really well to get a result.

"You have to admire the perseverance of the team, because we have done it so many times.

"But it was a long struggle because we made so many changes."

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