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Best is yet to come - Hargreaves

Owen Hargreaves watches his team-mates from the stands during a recent game against Stoke
Hargreaves watches from the stands

Manchester United's Owen Hargreaves is confident he will soon return "better than ever" after more than a year out with a serious knee injury.

Hargreaves was told by renowned surgeon Dr Richard Steadman that his problems were among the worst he had seen.

But the 28-year-old England midfielder insisted: "The best is yet to come and I cannot wait to get back out there.

"I will be trying to improve my game and achieve the great success I think we (United) are destined for."

Hargreaves has only started 25 times for his club since a £17m move from Bayern Munich in July 2007.

I cannot wait to pay back some of the faith the fans have shown me

Owen Hargreaves

He last played for United against Chelsea 13 months ago and therefore missed out on a championship-winning season.

But he is hugely heartened by the progress he has made off the pitch in that time.

"To look back at where I was to where I am now is amazing," said the Canadian-born player.

"I just want to be part of it again and have a great season. I cannot wait to pay back some of the faith the fans have shown me."



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Hargreaves visits top US surgeon
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