Old Trafford boss hits back at Etihad Stadium star.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hit back at Manchester City midfielder Owen Hargreaves’ claims that he was treated like a guinea pig at Old Trafford.
The 30-year-old left United in the summer after four injury-plagued years and moved to rivals City.
The England international says the Red Devils gave him several injections which he believes actually hindered his recovery.
The United boss responded by backing his “brilliant” medical team and, although he did not know the specifics of Hargreaves’ treatment, he has complete faith in the club’s doctors.
“We’re trying to analyse all the stuff he has said and there will be a statement later to address that,” Ferguson said.
“As far as I am concerned my medical staff is one of the main reasons why we have been so successful over the last few years.
“Do you think we would be successful if they were not 100% brilliant?
“Our doctor and his five physios are fantastic – that is my opinion and that is more important than what anyone else has to say about it.”