Cristiano Ronaldo is a perfect fit for Manchester United according to former teammate Owen Hargreaves. Retired England international Owen Hargreaves previously shared the Manchester United dressing room with Ronaldo and he spoke about his return to the club this summer while he was on BBC Sport.

Owen Hargreaves said that the return of Ronaldo to Manchester United would be beneficial to the young players as he has an unquestionable winning mentality even at the age of 36. The Ex-Manchester City and Bayern Munich utility player then talked about his time with Ronaldo at the Theatre of Dreams especially his first day training with the Portuguese international. According to him, Ronaldo was the first person on the training pitch, the first person in the ice bath and also the gym.

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Owen Hargreaves was pictured having a medical at Manchester City on August 30, 2011 with club doctor Philip Batty ahead of his transfer to the Etihad Stadium. It was reported thatthe medical team persons at Manchester City were impressed with Owen Hargreaves and his state of mind and body.

Manchester City were looking for a new midfielder to replace Frenchman Patrick Vieira who left the previous season and their search led them to Hargreaves. The Citizens also wanted a new midfielder in anticipation of Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toureleaving for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in January 2012.
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Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has called on his former club to strengthen the team in three major positions ahead of the start of the new season. While he was on BT Sports recently, Owen Hargreaves said Manchester United need to sign three quality players if they want to end their run of five years without a single trophy.

According to Owen Hargreaves, Manchester United must strengthen their central defence, central midfield and right wing. The ex-England international stated that his former club should go after Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane or Paris Saint Germain (PSG) player Marquinhos to boost their centre back department. Frenchman Varane has been linked with a move to Old Trafford with reports claiming that he plans to leave Real Madrid this summer. Varane is focused on the Euro 2020 tournament and his future at Real Madrid is expected to be decided afterwards. For Brazilian international Marquinhos, it might be difficult for Manchester United to lure him away from PSG.
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Owen Hargreaves has urged Premier League giants Manchester United to make a big statement in the transfer market by signing three quality players this summer after the Europa League final heartbreak against Villarreal in Gdansk, Poland.

Ex-England international Owen Hargreaves was on BT Sports to tell former club Manchester United the players to sign in time for next season. Owen Hargreaves was part of the Manchester United squad that beat Chelsea on penalties in the 2008 Champions League final to win the competition.
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Ex-Manchester United and Bayern Munich midfielder Owen Hargreaves was delighted with the performance of Arsenal player Mohamed ElNeny during the Premier League clash with hosts Newcastle United at the weekend.

Owen Hargreaves showered praise on ElNenyafter he scored one of the goals in a 2-0 away win over the Magpies. According to Owen Hargreaves on Premier League TV, Egyptian national team midfielder ElNeny offers the Gunners something different with his aggressive approach in the middle of the park.
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Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has named Luke Shaw as the best left-back in the Premier League ahead of Andy Robertson of Liverpool.

Owen Hargreaves has been impressed with the quality shown by Shaw this season and that prompted him to name the ex-Southampton defender as the best left-sided defender in the English top flight this term. Owen Hargreaves said this while he was doing his punditry job on BT Sports last month.
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Owen Hargreaves believes that Manchester City are the favourites to win the Champions League this season ahead of holders Bayern Munich and last season’s finalists Paris Saint Germain (PSG). Owen Hargreaves played for both Manchester City and Bayern Munich during his football career and he has pitched his tent with the Citizens for the destination of the Champions League this season. Owen Hargreaves talked up Manchester City as Champions League favourites while he was on BT Sports as a football pundit. The ex-Manchester United midfielder was impressed with how Manchester City dismissed Borussia Moenchengladbach in the first leg of their last 16 tie. Manchester City beat hosts Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-0 with goals from Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus thereby making it 19 wins in a row in all competitions. The recent victory run makes Manchester City the form team in club football in the world. Manchester City have since made it 20 wins after the league win at home to West Ham United. John Stones and Ruben Dias were on target as Manchester City beat the Hammers 2-1, with Michail Antonio netting the lone goal for West Ham United. With the win over the Hammers, Manchester City now have 12 more points than any other team in the league.

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                  Hargreaves Says Pogba Will Flourish With Right Players Around Him

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has insisted that as long as Paul Pogba has the right set of players around him, he will definitely flourish at the club. He added that the French Midfielder can also be trusted to help make United a force to reckon with once again if they pair him up with the right selection of players who can understand his game and play to his taste.

Pogba is currently a man on form and has been busy silencing his critics in recent weeks as he keeps putting in some impressive displays in the games he has been playing in so far. In their last Burnley game, the former Juventus man scored the lone goal of the game to hand United all three points as he also came up clutch to score the winning goal in the Red  Devils’ 2-1 win against Fulham at Craven Cottage. Continue reading


Bukayo Saka has been a shining light for Arsenal in a difficult season up until this point and he has received high praise from ex-Premier League midfielder Owen Hargreaves. According to the former Manchester United and Bayern Munich player, Bukayo Saka is far from other recipients like Willian and Nicholas Pepe on the right side of the Arsenal attack. Owen Hargreaves lauded the quality of Bukayo Saka while he was on Premier League TV as he compared him with Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford. Both Bukayo Saka and Marcus Rashford are always unfazed in the face of adversary on the pitch according to Owen Hargreaves.

Owen Hargreaves is certain that the more experienced duo of Nicholas Pepe and Willian are not even close to Bukayo Saka quality-wise on the right side of the Arsenal attack despite the money spent on the two players. The Gunners signed Willian on a free transfer last summer when his Chelsea contract expired and the Brazilian player was offered a lucrative three-year deal before he penned it afterwards.On his part,Nicholas Pepe has not showed top form consistently since his club-record transfer to Arsenal in 2019. The Gunners paid £72m to sign him from French club Lille.
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Former Manchester United player Owen Hargreaves has said that he believes Arsenal manager Mikel Artera can steer his side to Europa League glory with his current crop of players. However, he said that the London club stand a huge chance of lifting the trophy as long as they give precious chance to their young players.

Arsenal completed a hundred percent record in their Europa League group stage after seeing off Dundalk in their final Group stage encounter. The comprehensively convincing 4-2 win over Dundalk away from home was enough to convince Hargreaves that the Gunners are indeed capable of clinching the trophy this season.
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