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Owen Hargreaves travels to Munich for treatment

Owen Hargreaves (left) and Rob Swire (Right)
Hargreaves (left) talks to physio Rob Swire after injuring himself against Wolves

Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has travelled to Munich to have treatment on a hamstring injury.

The 29-year-old tore his hamstring against Wolves last month, in his first start since 2008 after two operations to cure chronic knee problems.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says the club aim to get Hargreaves back to a level where he can still play football.

Ferguson also played down fears the player's career may be over, saying the England international must "fight it".

Hargreaves lasted only six minutes of his return game against Wolves at Old Trafford on 6 November, before limping off clutching his hamstring.

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United initially suggested he could miss five weeks, with Ferguson saying the injury could be partly down to anxiety over his return as well as a lack of match practice.

The Canadian-born midfielder, who has made only 39 appearances since joining the Red Devils from Bayern Munich in 2007, had played 45 minutes with the reserves and less than 60 seconds of first-team football prior to the game against Wolves.

His previous game of any significance was at Chelsea in September two years ago.

England's best player at the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany has been plagued by knee injuries for two years, undergoing surgery - performed by famed surgeon Dr Richard Steadman - and seeing numerous attempts at a return hampered by pain and tendonitis.

Hargreaves is in the final year of his contract at Old Trafford.



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Hargreaves training with Man Utd
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Hargreaves rocked by new injury
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Hargreaves promises Man Utd more
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