Old Trafford man linked with MLS transfer.
Injury prone Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves may be the subject of a move to the MLS with Canadian sides Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC apparently interested in signing the England international when his contract expires in the summer.
Sir Alex Ferguson is unlikely to offer the 30 year old Calgary born midfielder a new deal given the constant injury struggles the former Bayern Munich man has had over the past three years however Hargreaves may be seen as the type of player, when fit, that can help hand added exposure to an MLS outfit as well as add top level experience.
In his first season at Old Trafford Owen Hargreaves helped Man United to Premier League and Champions League success and made 34 appearances in all competitions but persistent knee injuries have led to the £17m signing making just one Premier League start since August 2008, that start lasting just ten minutes as he limped off after just ten minutes of a home match against Wolves last November.
It is not known whether Hargreaves would be open to a move to North America but it seems that offers for his services in Europe may be sparse given his well documented injury concerns. The Man United man spent the first 16 years of his life living in Alberta before he left for Germany where he enjoyed seven seasons in the Bayern Munich first team, winning four Bundesliga titles and a Champions League triumph.