Fergie explains 'desperate' Hargreaves situation

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has finally spoken on the summer free transfer move of Owen Hargreaves to Manchester City.

The England international midfielder left the Red Devils this summer after four frustrating years at Old Trafford following a £17 million move from Bayern Munich.

Injuries plagued the 30-year-old throughout his spell with Manchester United, with Hargreaves making just 39 appearances for the club during his time under Sir Alex Ferguson.

The difficult decision was taken not to offer the player a new deal, and after several months of speculation, Hargreaves opted to join 'noisy neighbours' Manchester City.

Seen by some as a controversial change of allegiance, Ferguson appears to hold no grudge over the move to the Citizens, and admits that things just simply didn't work out during his time with United.

"The boy is desperate to get somewhere," said Ferguson with regards to the saga.


"You train to be a footballer all your life and you want to make sure you have a good career.

"Unfortunately for Manchester United, he didn't play enough football. These things can happen."

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