Hargreaves return hits fresh hold-up

Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has been forced to delay his return to training, following surgery due to tendonitis in both knees. The England international made just three appearances for the Red Devils in 2008/09 before going under the knife, and was hoping to begin training with his team-mates during the close-season. United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admitted the news had come as no surprise, as he hadn’t expected the 28–year-old to start training until September. However, the Scot now admits he is unsure when Hargreaves will be ready to return. "We had hoped he would be joining us, but he is still in his programme of rehabilitation," he said. "He has had major operations on both knees and we are not rushing that. "He is young enough to come back once he is fully fit, but we are not rushing him." The Premier League champions are currently in Germany to participate in the Audi Cup against Bayern Munich, Boca Juniors and AC Milan. UNITED FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Wayne Rooney, Peter Schmeichel, Carlos Tevez Q&A Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruud Van Nistlerooy One on One David Beckham, George Best Ask A Silly Question Bryan Robson Boy's A Bit Special Danny Simpson Perfect XI Garth Crooks, Bryan Robson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Eric Cantona What Happened Next? David May, Norman Whiteside Sing When You’re Winning Dominic Monaghan, Ian Brown And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan