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‘There Was Something About Him I Didn’t Like’ Says Alex Ferguson About Owen Hargreaves

Scot gives the Englishman some harsh treatment in his recently released autobiography. 

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has savaged ex-Red Devils midfield player Owen Hargreaves in his recently released book ‘Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography’, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

The one-time England international moved to Old Trafford from Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in July 2007 on a four-year deal for a fee of £17 million.

However, the Canada-born holding midfield player’s time in the north west was severely disrupted by a series of chronic knee problems, leading Fergie to call the purchase of Hargreaves one of his “most disappointing signings”.

The player himself had criticised the Premier League giants following his departure from the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ in the summer of 2011 for allegedly forcing him to play in a top-flight match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux in November 2010, claiming that United had used him as a “guinea pig’’ and leaving him in a “shit position’’.

But the Scot has hit back at those suggestions, firstly stating that he went against his better judgement by bringing Hargreaves to the north west in the first place as initially “there was something about him I didn’t like’’.

And then the 71-year-old goes on to say about the holding midfield payer’s constant battles with injuries that: “I saw him opt for the easy choice too often.

“We did the best for that lad. No matter what the staff did for him. He created his own agenda.’’