Former Man Utd midfielder Hargreaves hits back at Ferguson criticism

After receiving criticism in Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography, which was released on Tuesday, former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has demanded to speak personally with the club’s legendary former boss, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Hargreaves moved to Old Trafford in the summer of 2007 from Bayern Munich, but his spell with Man Utd was heavily disrupted by injuries, making just 39 appearances in all competitions in four years, with the majority of them coming in his first season, as he helped the club win the Premier League title.

However, in his autobiography, Ferguson labelled the signing of Hargreaves, who is now retired, as a disaster, while he also claimed that the Canadian-born England international did not show enough determination in order to overcome his injury woes.

And Hargreaves has responded by calling for a personal meeting with Ferguson to discuss the matter. He said: “For it to deteriorate like that is very disappointing and I think it’s a conversation that he and I need to have personally.

‘Anyone who knows me and played with me knows that I always gave my best and I would not wish that situation on anyone because it was very difficult for me to accept that my career changed from one minute to the next and to try and make the best of the situation.”

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