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Hargreaves Asked To Be Withdrawn

Reports suggest that Owen Hargreaves has asked to be withdrawn from the squad before we face Zenit St Petersburg in tonight’s UEFA Super Cup, after admitting he doesn’t feel fully fit.

Sir Alex Ferguson had said just yesterday that Hargreaves would be playing, but would not be able to feature for England’s World Cup qualifying games. Fabio Capello was not best pleased at being told of the situation so late on, as he had already made the journey to see Hargreaves in action ahead of picking his team.

However, it seems as though Capello will be even less impressed now, with Hargreaves set to miss out on the match.

Don’t worry Fabio, you can still watch Rooney, Wes and Neville… oh, and that guy you should have chosen as your captain.


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5 Comments

  1. JTsagayboy says:

    whilst Wobbly Gobbed Tosser isn;t the kind of chap you’d want your daughter bringing home he’s at least made some attempt to curb his excesses – unlike Terry

    Plus – Rio is a better defender…

  2. CJ says:

    Yeah, he’s United’s player not England’s. Maybe Fergie just wan’t revenge after he picked a Cry Baby for am International Top Squad, instead of someone who’s better at defending, better off the pitch, better communicator and better everything. You don’t have to be a manager to know all that!

  3. Mic says:

    Better defender? He’s not even Chelseas better defender, look at Carvalho, he’s never lost for Chelsea when he’s played at the end of 90 mins, he’s by far Chelseas better defender and he didn’t break down like a bitch when Terry kicked your trophy away. This is the reason England will never go anywhere, give me Lescott, Davis any day.

  4. denton davey says:

    I wonder what SAF whispered in Owen’s ear ? Probably something like “miss this one and I’ll give you a start against the scousers and the rent boyz”.

  5. mithil says:

    we would bring the cup home

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