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  • A Yahoo! User Sep 22, 2011 07:38 Flag

    Hargreaves repaying Mancini's faith


    Owen Hargreaves scored a scorching, 20-yard screamer as City dumped Carling Cup holders Birmingham out of this season's cup competition.

    His work rate was immense, and manned City's midfield expertly last night against a strong Brummie side. Looks like the old Hargreaves is back the way he played.

    Hargreaves could prove a shrewd addition for City and be the difference between Man U losing the title in May if he continues to perform for them at this rate.

    Fergie should have shown Hargreaves more support by extending his contract. I guess Man U’s loss has undoubtedly been City’s gain.

    Should've stood by him.

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    • Funny how your tunes changed isn't it now he's left, while he was a United player you were bleating on how he was finished and we should get shot of him!

      While a small part of me wanted him to stay on a pay as you play deal, I still think ultimately Fergie made the right decision to let him go. The club did a lot for him sticking by him through 3 years of injury hell, in which he failed countless times to prove his fitness. The end of his contract was a natural time to wish him all the best and let him go.

      This season has seen a changing of the squad with an emphasis on youth, an injury plagued 30 year old Hargreaves didn't fit into that.
      Its right for the club and Hargo to move on, with the clubs focus turning to likes of Pogba in his place.

      I won't enjoy seeing him in a City shirt, but I have no hard feelings toward him for going there. It was good for him lasting the best part of an hour last night, but its still early days. He needs to show he can stay fit now, which there is still doubt over, and rightly so.

    • We did stick by him, for years. The first game he played after the injury he lasted FIVE minutes!

      He'll be injured again soon, then we won't hear another word from you, as usual.