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In other news, Owen Hargreaves has handed United and England a major boost by claiming he is finally over his knee problem. Hargreaves was restricted to just 23 starts last season following his £17million move from Bayern Munich. But he believes a course of injections has rid him of the debilitating tendon problem.
Sir Alex has slammed Sepp Blatter over his slavery claims. FIFA chief Blatter accused the United boss of treating Cristiano Ronaldo like a ‘slave’ after refusing to let him join Real Madrid. But Sir Alex rapped: “I know that slavery was abolished many years ago. It’s an unfortunate statement from someone in such an important position to come out with."