Arsenal Interest In Hargreaves – United Offer New Deal

By on May 16, 2011

Manchester United have offered their unfortunate, injury prone midfielder, Owen Hargreaves a new deal to fend off interest from other clubs, which according to The Express, included United’s rivals, Arsenal.

Sir Alex Ferguson will be celebrating another Premier League title at United, and will hope to get Hargreaves to sign the one year deal.

The new contract is a pay-as-you-play deal as United try to avoid having to pay the Canadian born England international even when he is injured. Hargreaves has had to undergo several operations in his time at Old Trafford since signing from Bayern Munich in 2007.

His knees have been the major problem, but a hamstring injury on a return during this season and then a shoulder injury in March ruled him out for yet more games.

There was some talk of possible retirement with the persistent injuries constantly nagging at the 30 year-old midfielder. He is at the age when the body doesn’t recover as quickly, but he will surely be well up for a return to action once his current injury is over. His well known, tireless performances and tenacity in the midfield obviously still have their attractions – and rather surprisingly have attracted United’s rivals Arsenal.

The Express reported Arsenal’s interest in the player:

“But Sunday Express Sport can reveal that Arsenal are keen to land the 30-year-old on a free transfer.”

Hargreaves will not join Arsenal however, and is expected to sign the new deal offered to him by United. He feels that the support that has been offered to him by United in his dreadful time out with injury needs repayment, and the only way to pay Sir Alex and United back is by fighting for a starting place and showing the quality that brought him to United in the first place.

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13 Comments

  1. Baldrick

    May 16, 2011 at 9:09 am

    United need to offload him. He’s a liability and if Arsenil want a perpetually broken player on their squad, it’ll free up a slot on United’s

  2. Rob Hoffner

    May 16, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Just you wait, he will be our best player next season.

  3. king gooner

    May 16, 2011 at 10:17 am

    hargreaves!ha!ha!ha!you are avin a f**g larf,right?that’s the daily express,a spud loving rag,trying a wind up- we’ve got plenty of our own sicknotes thankyou…

  4. Dubai trucks

    May 16, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Pay as yo play deal is an insult for a player with capabilities of owen.I think he should join arsenal at the end of the season

  5. RedScot

    May 16, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Expect to see him…trotted out for 5 minutes during the Blackpool game.Not unfamiliar if you recall what happened last season in the throes of the league at Sunderland.The curly haired 39 game….saviour.No need for a defensive midfielder we have Hargreaves.Sorted.

  6. steve.

    May 16, 2011 at 10:52 am

    THERE’S ONLY ONE MANAGER THAT WOULD GO
    AFTER,HARGREAVES,AND THAT’S “DICK HEAD WENGER”,AND IT WOULDN’T SURPRISE ME, BUT
    FERGIE SAID,”HE WOULD THROW IN THE CRUTCHES”.WHEN FERGIE MAKES A DEAL HE
    LIKES THE CUSTOMER TO BE SATISFIED.
    AFTER YESTERDAYS PERFORMANCE,”WENGER OUT”,BEFORE IT’S TO LATE.

  7. Arsenal Future Manager

    May 16, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Yh that’s right lets buy another injury proned player, ”that would win us the league”, as if we didnt learn from Silvestre, lool man u drained every ounce of life from him then sent him to do an inside job at Arsenal, and we fell for the bait, am guessing this is another 1

  8. Dan

    May 16, 2011 at 10:56 am

    This must be a story to wind-up Gooners, surely. Knowing the Nutty Professor, he’ll probably pay United £10m for him and give him a four-year deal.

    WENGER OUT! KLOPP IN!!!

  9. Arsenal1Again

    May 16, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Age 30+ you only get 1 year deals at Arsenal unless you’re called Squillaci, lol.

    Hargreaves, one of the best Central Midfield players I’ve seen, but not only is he made of glass, it is the most delicate lead crystal glass. It’s so delicate, temperature fluctuations in the course of a game have been the main cause of damage. He is injured before he reaches the pitch from the changing room. He tried to make a baby with his partner and that too became injured. He had a drink to celebrate United’s win and injured his lips – get in there Wenger, he can join Walcott, Denilson, Van Persie, Diaby, Rosicky, Gibbs, Arshavin on the sicknote list.

  10. TAR

    May 16, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    oh blow me softly…are you nuts Wenger?

  11. Tom

    May 17, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Piss off if arsenal ever tryed to sign him i would lose faith and give up. We’ve already got rosicky, he was once a great player as hargreaves was and neither will be ever again, their crocked for life.

  12. PB

    May 17, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Hargreaves would still improve the Arsenal side with the crutches! Got a feelin he will still be at Utd next couple of years and will pick up some more medals! Medals?? remember them Gooners?? LOL

  13. kene

    May 18, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    do not worry cos the injuries are now past and forgotten. I sincerely believe hargreaves will be the best again. I miss u so much.
    My prayers are answered.

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