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The Sun claims Owen Hargreaves will call time on his football career if his latest attempt at a comeback fails. The United midfielder is on the verge of his first start for the club in two years after impressing Sir Alex Ferguson in training, and the Reds boss reportedly wants the 29 year-old to line up against Wolves in the Carling Cup on 26 October. However, the newspaper quotes 'a pal of Hargreaves' who said: "Owen has decided to give it one last big push but if this doesn't work that will probably be it.”
Meanwhile, Dimitar Berbatov’s superb form this season is apparently the result of a pre-season pep talk from Sir Alex. The boss is quoted in the Daily Telegraph: “I told him, look only you can solve this conundrum. You’re the one in control here.”