Man Utd boss happy with Hargreaves return

Hargreaves made his return for the United reserves on Thursday and Fergie believes the midfielder could play an important role in the end of season run-in.

“It’s a boost to the boy,” the United boss told Sky Sports News.

“When you are out for a year-and-a-half, it’s a long way back. We experienced that with Gary Neville, with the difference being that Owen is younger than Gary.

“We expected the recovery to be quicker, but I think he will need a couple of games for the reserves and then he will be ready for the first team.

“We should have him for the end of the season. He is like a signing, bringing him into the group at this stage of the season.”