Injury-prone Old Trafford star ruled out for season with contract about to expire.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admits midfielder Owen Hargreaves may never play for Manchester United.
Since the England international joined the Red Devils in 2007 from Bayern Munich for £17million he has been plagued with a serious knee injury.
The 30-year-old has played less than 10 minutes since 2008, and hobbled off with a torn hamstring in his first, and last, appearance against Wolves this season.
He has now been ruled out for the rest of the campaign with a shoulder problem.
Hargreaves’ contract expires this summer, and Ferguson says his future is in the balance following a meeting with chief executive David Gill.
“I don’t see it at all; it’s a shoulder injury that has put his season to an end to be honest,” Ferguson said.
“He has just carried bad luck all the time he’s been here, so I’m pretty sure he won’t be playing this season.”
“His contract is up at the end of this season.
“David had a discussion with the boy last week, but no more than that. We have to make a decision now.”