The news that Owen hargreaves may be on his way to rivals City has been met with a mixture of anger/disbelief/amusement and indifference by many Reds.
A player that started just 12% of the possible games for United is hardly someone you could term ‘essential’ yet there’s still a sneaky feeling he may finally be over his injury problems and a useful squad member.
Personally I actually thought we should have kept Hargreaves on a pay as you play deal, after all if we can have six strikers on the books at United then why not another central midfielder, even one as injury prone as Hargreaves.
On his day Hargreaves was a very useful combatative midfielder, the ideal man for tough European games against the likes of Barcelona. The problem is his ‘day’ was over two years ago and there comes a time when you have to say ‘enough is enough.’ Louis Saha was a case in point, a great striker ‘on his day’ but someone who simply could not be relied upon for more than the occassional game, Hargreaves couldn’t even be relied upon for that.
Why Hargreaves who always claimed he wanted to finally play some games, would want to join a club where he’ll likely be a fringe player is beyond me. The point is, yes I would have liked to have seen him stay at Old Trafford but once he was released we cant really complain about where he ends up. Let’s just pray he doesn’t end up playing a part in any success at Eastlands.