Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves issued an attack on the clubs medical staff earlier today, claiming that he was mistreated. Sir Alex Ferguson has since spoken out in defence of the medical staff and now Manchester United have released an official statement. It read:
“Manchester United is disappointed with Owen Hargreaves’ remarks after the game on Wednesday. The Club gave him the best possible care for three years and is as disappointed as anyone he was not able to play a part in the team’s success at that time. It has shared all the medical records with Manchester City and is comfortable with the actions taken by its medical staff at each step of his many attempts at rehabilitation.”
“United does not acknowledge any validity in the comments Owen is alleged to have made.”
“Manchester United has some of the best sports medical staff in world sport, who have made a significant contribution to United’s on-pitch success in recent seasons.”
Owen Hargreaves showed a distinct lack of professionalism, a lack of loyalty and a lack of class by criticising the club that stood by him during his three year injury hell. The player now plays for Manchester City and it seems that the claims were made in an attempt to win over the rival fans. Manchester City currently trail Manchester United by 2 points at the top of Premier League.