Manchester United have confirmed that injury-plagued Owen Hargreaves will be leaving the club at the end of the season.
Hargreaves, 30, has made only 27 league appearances for Man Utd, including only ten minutes of action this season, since his £17m move from Bayern Munich in 2007.
Tendinitis in both knees has meant his career at the top level now looks to be cut short. United manager Sir Alex Ferguson told the Mail on Sunday: “This has been a difficult decision knowing how hard the lad has worked to win back his fitness. But we have made it in the hope he will be able to resurrect his career elsewhere.”