Owen Hargreaves has been included in Manchester United's Champions League squad.
Hargreaves is not due back at United's Carrington training complex until September 23 to step up his rehabilitation work after undergoing operations on both knees to cure a career-threatening tendinitis problem.
By that time, United will have already started their quest to reach a third successive Champions League final against Besiktas in Istanbul.
In theory, Hargreaves would be available for the home encounter with German champions Wolfsburg on September 30.
More likely though, the former Bayern Munich star will come into contention later in a group that also contains CSKA Moscow.
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