Injury-plagued Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has made his latest return to first-team training.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken of his amazement at the condition of the England midfielder, who has made just one substitute appearance in two years for the Red Devils.
Hargreaves has undergone extensive surgery on both knees in recent times following a long-running battle with tendinitis.
"Owen Hargreaves has come back training," Ferguson told MUTV."He trained yesterday (Thursday) with the first team. He looked very good. I was surprised actually how good he was looking.
"It's an extra string to our bow. Bringing him in at this time, after being out for so long, obviously we'll have to monitor him and see how he's going to progress in the next few weeks. But it's good to see him back.
"Because he's been out for so long you have to see whether there's going to be a relapse.
"That's the first thing on our mind at the moment but having watched him in training yesterday if he continues that way he's going to give me another selection problem, no question about that."
Hargreaves has made just 38 appearances for United following his £17milliion arrival from Bayern Munich in 2007.