United ‘comfortable’ to lose £18m on midfielder – report

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Manchester United are ‘comfortable’ with the decision to let Owen Hargreaves go for free, despite the midfielder signing to the club’s rich rivals Manchester City, according to People.

Hargeaves cost United £18 million when he joined the club from Bayern Munich in 2007, but over the last three seasons the Canadian has played just five minutes for the club.


Manchester United released Hargreaves at the beginning of the summer, with Sir Alex Ferguson becoming frustrated the star spending so much time injured. While Hargreaves was connected to a move to West Brom, Manchester City came in at the last minute of deadline day to sign the 30-year-old.

Hargreaves reportedly excelled at the medical at City, but United still believe they made the right decision letting go of Hargreaves.

”The manager was really sad that Owen’s time at United turned into such a disappointment for the lad himself and the club. But he felt it was time they both moved on, especially as there are young players coming through at the club,” a source told the paper.

“There was a belief that Owen has to overcome the non-physical side of his injury problems and that’s not easy when someone has been out for three years.”

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