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  • <span style="font-weight:bold; font-style:italic">Zitat:</span><br><span style="font-style:italic">…pot-nike,geo=2135606.html</span><br>-------------------------------------------------------

    Beim ersten Schuss musst ich selber sogar zucken :D

    Ich schätze mal sie werden nächste Saison so spielen:

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    Nani wird von Giggs rangeführt. Einer der 6er wird geopfert für Anderson oder Scholes. Also da hat Ferguson ne Menge Möglichkeiten ;-)

  • <span style="font-weight:bold; font-style:italic">Zitat:</span><br><span style="font-style:italic">die glauben jetzt hargreaves wird der top mann der saison wollen mal sehen wuerd ich sagen</span><br>-------------------------------------------------------

    Ja, ich glaube auch nicht direkt daran ,dass Hargreaves sich auf anhieb durchsetzten wird!
    Aber ich denke auf längere Zeit , wie hier beim FCB wird der auch ein fester Bestandteil der mannschaft bei ManU!


  • die geben doch nicht so viel geld für einen spieler aus, um ihn dann erstmal auf die bank zu setzen :x

    Sir Alex Ferguson has taken a 24-man squad to the Far East for United's pre-season tour of Asia.

    Gary Neville, Louis Saha, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Ji-sung Park, Anderson, Gabriel Heinze, Dong Fangzhuo, Ben Foster and Kieran Richardson were not included in the squad due to injury or international commitments. But new signings Owen Hargreaves and Nani were both named among the list of travelling players.

    The squad departed Manchester Airport on Sunday afternoon destined for Japan where the Reds kick-off the tour on Tuesday against Urawa Red Diamonds at the Saitama Stadium in Tokyo.

    After a three-day stay in the Japanese capital, the party head to Korea to take on FC Seoul at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Friday 20 July.

    Next up is a match with Shenzhen FC at Macau's National Stadium on Monday 23 July, before the final game in China where the Reds will play Guangzhou Pharmaceutical FC at the Guangdong Olymipic Stadium in Guangzhou on Friday 27 July. is travelling with the team to bring you daily news from inside the United camp. All matches are live on MUTV Online and MUTV (UK and Eire only).

    Travelling Squad: Van der Sar, Kuszcak, Heaton; Evra, Ferdinand, Brown, Vidic, Silvestre, O'Shea, J.Evans, Bardsley, Simpson; Carrick, Scholes, Giggs (c), Ronaldo, Fletcher, Hargreaves, Nani, Eagles, Gibson, Martin; Rooney, Smith.



  • 19/07/2007 08:32, Report by Ben HibbsHargreaves to sit out tour?Owen Hargreaves may not play at all on United's pre-season tour of Asia due to injury.

    The 26-year-old midfielder, who signed earlier this month from Bayern Munich, has travelled with the squad to the Far East but missed the first match against Urawa Red Diamonds in Tokyo on Monday.

    It could be a frustrating wait for the England international, who spent a year holding onto the hope that his transfer to Old Trafford from Bayern Munich would be completed.

    Hargreaves is suffering from tendonitis in his knee, an injury that is not considered serious but enough to jeopardise his involvement in the remaining Asia Tour games against FC Seoul on Friday - where fellow new signing Nani could make his debut - and next week's clashes against Shenzhen FC and Guangzhou Pharmaceutical.

    "Once we get home, we have half a dozen games to play before the season starts," Sir Alex told PA Sport.

    "Ideally, I would like everyone on tour to have got at least two games under their belt by the time we get back.

    "But with the ones who are injured (Hargreaves, Darron Gibson and Lee Martin) we have to make an assessment about how they are progressing and they may have to wait until we get home."



  • Stammplatz-Garantie für Hargreaves - Dem Neuzugang von ManU ist die Sonderstellung bei Trainer Ferguson fast unangenehm

    ,,Owen ist der wichtigste Transfer in diesem Sommer", sagt Trainer Ferguson. ,,Wenn er fit ist, spielt er". Und das ist garantiert!

    Von der Stammplatz-Garantie will der 25-Millionen-Einkauf nichts wissen: ,,Ich bin nur ein kleines Teilchen im Puzzle von ManU." Doch Ferguson erklärt: ,,Seine Zeit in der Bundesliga bringt etwas in unser Team, das wir vorher nicht hatten. Eine neue Qualität im Zweikampfverhalten und Schnelligkeit."

    Nach der WM hatte sich ManU auf den gebürtigen Kanadier für das defensive Mittelfeld festgelegt. Schon im August 2006 war der Transfer zwischen Verein und Spieler ausgehandelt, Hargreaves bekam von Ferguson mehrmals die Bestätigung: Wir wollen dich und keinen anderen auf dieser Position.

    Beweise für seine Bedeutung: Egal, welches System im Training gespielt wird - er ist im A-Team. Regelmäßig sucht Ferguson das Gespräch mit dem neuen Star, der von allen sofort akzeptiert wurde. ,,Jeder in England weiß, dass Owen ein Topspieler ist. Wir sind froh, dass er jetzt hier ist", safr Gary Neuville.


  • Scholes out for a month

    Reds midfielder Paul Scholes could be out for a month after suffering a knee injury on United's Asia Tour.

    The 32-year-old has been sent home from United's pre-season tour of the Far East and will be undergo an exploratory operation to determine the extent of the injury.

    "Paul felt his knee in the last game (against FC Seoul) and we've sent him home for an arthoscope to see what kind of damage there is," Sir Alex told MUTV.

    "We don't think it is serious, but we will keep him out for about three weeks to a month."

    That means the influential playmaker looks set to miss the start of the new season, which United begin at Old Trafford against Reading on 12 August.



  • Hargreaves won't play on tour

    Owen Hargreaves has been ruled out of United's final Asia Tour game against Guangzhou Pharmaceuticals on Friday after failing to overcome tendonitis in his knee.

    The problem has prevented him from taking part in a full training session in the Far East.

    With the start of the season less than two weeks away and Paul Scholes also on the sidelines, Sir Alex Ferguson will be keen to get his new signing back to fitness.

    "Hargreaves won't be playing at all on the tour," said Ferguson. "It's just tendonitis. It's becoming an irritant rather than a big problem.

    "It's something we're going to have to do something about - not an operation, but we may have to give him an injection at some time."



  • Hargreaves to face Chelsea if he passes Inter test

    Owen Hargreaves will face Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday if he proves his fitness on his Manchester United debut in a friendly against Internazionale on Wednesday. The 26-year-old England midfielder missed all four games of United's pre-season tour of Asia due to a tendinitis problem that restricted him to a single full training session in the Far East.

    Sir Alex Ferguson had said last week that Hargreaves might receive an injection to help ease the knee problem that has affected him since the end of last season, with the United manager describing the injury as an "irritant rather than a big problem".

    But, having ended a frustrating 12-month wait to complete his £17m transfer to United from Bayern Munich earlier this summer, Hargreaves is now expected to forgo an injection and resume full training with the first-team squad today in an effort to be fit for the match against the Italian champions at Old Trafford.
    "I am just dying to play and have the chance to get that top on for the first time," said Hargreaves. "There are some big games coming up but my goal is to be there on the opening day of the season."

    Hargreaves' defensive qualities and ability to play in the holding midfield role are likely to allow Michael Carrick to push further forward this season, especially in the early stages of the campaign in the absence of Paul Scholes, who suffered a knee injury against FC Seoul 10 days ago. Despite Ferguson's lengthy battle to sign him, however, Hargreaves admits that he is by no means guaranteed a starting place when fit.

    "Not every player is going to play in every game. That is a fact but the important thing for all of us is that Manchester United needs to be successful," he said. "If we all miss a few games, but end up with a couple of cups in our hands, I am sure everyone would be very happy indeed. But the manager has so many options.

    "Every player is very different and unique. You look at people like Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs. They are some of the best players in the world. All I can do is get the ball, then give it to one of them to do their thing."

    As the wrangle over Carlos Tevez's move to Old Trafford rumbles on, Hargreaves, whose own move to the Premiership champions proved frustratingly protracted, must be able to empathise with the Argentina striker.

    Hargreaves angered many Bayern fans by repeatedly outlining his desire to leave the Allianz Arena for England. The same bravery which saw Hargreaves quit his Canadian homeland as a raw teenager to pursue his dream of becoming a professional footballer at one of Europe's biggest clubs ensured he stuck to his guns in the face of fierce opposition from Bayern to get the move he craved.

    "Maybe if I had been a local boy, things might have been different," he said. "But I had spent 10 years in Munich. I had won everything it was possible to win and felt it was time for a new challenge. I know Bayern were in a difficult situation but in the end it was best for all parties that I left."

    Hargreaves now finds himself in the bizarre position of trying to adapt to the English game despite boasting 39 senior caps. United have friendlies against Glentoran, Dunfermline and Doncaster, plus Sunday's date with Chelsea, before the season starts with the visit of Reading to Old Trafford on August 12. Ferguson will hope that will be time enough for the man he has sought for so long to find his feet on English soil.



  • Nani a doubt for Inter

    Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Nani may miss Wednesday night's friendly against Inter Milan due to an ankle injury.

    However, fellow new signings Anderson and Owen Hargreaves should make their non-competitive United bows in the coming days, and Gary Neville, Louis Saha and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are racing to be fit for the start of the new season.

    Portuguese winger Nani, who scored twice in as many appearances on United's Asia Tour, has been hampered in pre-season with an ankle injury he sustained in the European U21 Championships. An ankle injury in training this week is likely to rule the 20-year-old signing from Sporting Lisbon out of the match.

    "Nani got a little injury in his ankle in training on Monday," said the boss. "He's a bit of a doubt for Wednesday's game."

    The good news is that Hargreaves and Anderson, whose first day was on Monday, are both now in full training and could be involved in the match against Peterborough on Saturday. Brazilian teenager Anderson, who missed the Asia Tour due to his involvement in the Copa America, could also feature in Friday's trip to Doncaster Rovers.

    As for Neville, Saha and Solskjaer, who all underwent surgery over the summer will be "roughly a couple of weeks for the three of them," according to the boss, which means they may not be fully match fit to start the season. Sir Alex also added that Paul Scholes is contuining his recovery from knee surgery, but gave no indication as to a return date.



  • Hier werden sich einige noch wundern, was Hargreaves leisten kann. Genau die nämlich, die ihn als höchstens durchschnittlichen Spieler angesehen haben.


  • Hargreaves worth the wait

    Sir Alex Ferguson is convinced Owen Hargreaves can be as effective for Manchester United as Roy Keane, Bryan Robson and Eric Cantona.

    The England international is finally ready to make his United bow, either at Doncaster on Friday night, or Peterborough on Saturday after shaking off the knee injury which has plagued him since the first day of pre-season training.
    Hargreaves' debut is eagerly awaited as, at £18million, he is the most expensive of Ferguson's summer purchases to date.

    Not only that, with fellow new arrivals Nani and Anderson brought in with half an eye on the future, Hargreaves is the signing expected to make an immediate impact.

    And, while Ferguson is giving little away about how he intends to integrate Hargreaves into his starting line-up, the United boss is certain the 26-year-old will have a major impact this term.

    "Some players are worth waiting for - and Owen is one," said Ferguson.

    "He was England's best player at the last World Cup. He brings a quick energy to the centre of midfield and the European experience he has had with Bayern Munich is priceless.

    "I won't saddle him with comparisons to Bryan Robson, Roy Keane and Eric Cantona because each player is different.

    "But what I can say is that like those eminent predecessors, he will bring stature to his position and give me any number of options in terms of the role he will play."

    Options are one thing Ferguson seems certain to have plenty of in all areas this term, especially once the protracted Carlos Tevez saga reaches its conclusion.

    The Scot is determined United's challenge for honours is not undermined by a glut of injuries, as it was last term.

    So, even though four key men - Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Louis Saha - will sit out the remainder of the Red Devils' pre-season programme, Ferguson still has plenty of strength in depth ahead of a series of three games in three days, which culminates in Sunday's Community Shield showdown with Chelsea.

    Certainly Neville believes United will be a stronger side this season than they were last, when they were just three wins away from emulating their historic 1999 Treble-winning campaign.

    And, in England team-mate Hargreaves, the Old Trafford skipper believes Ferguson has signed a star.

    "You will have to go a long way to find someone who is quicker at getting to the ball," Neville told

    "He won't lose concentration during a match and he works very hard for the team. If you give Owen a job, he will do it.

    "He is also a great free-kick taker, which is something I don't think should be underestimated. It's something we will see a lot of for United this season."


  • <span style="font-weight:bold; font-style:italic">Zitat:</span><br><span style="font-style:italic">Hier werden sich einige noch wundern, was Hargreaves leisten kann. Genau die nämlich, die ihn als höchstens durchschnittlichen Spieler angesehen haben.</span><br>-------------------------------------------------------

    Er ist kein durchschnittlicher Spieler! Aber seine Leistungen beim FCB in den letzten Jahren waren nunmal Durchschnitt gewesen.

  • Schade dass er uns verlassen hat, aber ich denke er wird in England eine gute Saison spielen. ER kann schon was und auf der Insel wollen die Zuschauer solche Spielertypen sehen. Bei uns kam leider nach seiner Verletzung nicht mehr viel, weil man einfach gemerkt hat dass er zu ManU will. Trotzdem hat er auch bei uns gute Spiele gemacht und deswegen denke ich er wird für ManU ein gewinn sein...


  • Kompromiss im Streit um Carlos Tevez gefunden?

    Laut Informationen der " Sun " haben sich die beteiligten Parteien im Streit um den Transfer von Carlos Tevez zu Manchester United einigen können. Demnach wechselt der argentinische Nationalspieler in der nächsten Woche für zwei Jahre auf Leihbasis zu Manchester United. West Ham United würde eine Entschädigung über £2 Mio. erhalten, Kia Joorabchian (MSI), der die Transferrechte an Tevez hält, kassiert £10 Mio. Der 23-jährige Stürmer erhält ein Jahresgehalt von £4,4 Mio. In Anschluss an die zweijährige Leihe kann " ManU " Tevez für £30 Mio.bei dreijähriger Laufzeit fest verpflichten.

    Quelle: The Sun

    Quelle: BBC