United have relaesed an offical response to the criticism levelled at the club’s medical staff by Owen Hargreaves.
The former United midfielder claimed he was treated like a “guinea pig” by the club’s doctors during his treatment.
The club statement is as follows:
“Manchester United is disappointed with Owen Hargreaves’ remarks after the game on Wednesday.
“The Club gave him the best possible care for three years and is as disappointed as anyone he was not able to play a part in the team’s success at that time. It has shared all the medical records with Manchester City and is comfortable with the actions taken by its medical staff at each step of his many attempts at rehabilitation.
“United does not acknowledge any validity in the comments Owen is alleged to have made.
“Manchester United has some of the best sports medical staff in world sport, who have made a significant contribution to United’s on-pitch success in recent seasons.”
Hargreaves’ decision to publicly criticise the club’s medical staff is both surprising and disappointing and somewhat confusing considering he claimed he wanted to stay at United rather than be released.