Hargreaves close to Manchester United return reveals Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Owen Hargreaves is close to a Manchester United comeback.

Capello must move fast to cap German-born wunderkind

Fabio Capello has the opportunity to claim the Germany under-21 captain Lewis Holtby as a senior England international if he caps him before the German-born midfielder, who has an English father, plays for Germany's senior team.

Hargreaves close to return reveals surgeon

Owen Hargreaves' surgeon believes the Manchester United star is close to playing again.

The Premiership: Why the 25-man squad rules do matter

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Hargreaves and Ferdinand to miss start of the season

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Owen Hargreaves will miss the start of the season after suffering another setback following a series of knee problems.

Carrick freezes and could be left out in the cold

For some members of the England squad, it has been a comfortable enough few days at Irdning, up in the Austrian Alps. Half a dozen – Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney – know that not only will they be among the 23 names that Fabio Capello finally reveals as his definitive World Cup squad this week, but that, fitness permitting, they are in the starting XI.

Milner happy to play defensive midfield role

James Milner is ready to slot into the holding midfield role normally occupied by his former Aston Villa team-mate Gareth Barry for the World Cup if asked to by England coach Fabio Capello.

Keeper's shirt up for grabs, says Capello

Fabio Capello considers the No 1 goalkeeper role to be up for grabs after the England squad's first session in their Austrian Alps training camp yesterday.

Scholes' England choice was 'gut instinct' says Ferguson

Paul Scholes discussed his decision to turn down Fabio Capello's invitation to come out of international retirement and join the England squad with Sir Alex Ferguson.

Capello reveals failed Scholes bid

Fabio Capello today revealed he tried - and failed - to lure Paul Scholes out of international retirement to play for England at the World Cup.

A guide to England's World Cup squad

Surprise call-ups include Ledley King and Jamie Carragher, while there's no place for Owen Hargreaves in Fabio Capello's 30-man provisional World Cup squad.



Carragher mulls shock return for World Cup

Jamie Carragher is on the verge of making a remarkable return to international football in time to be named in Fabio Capello's 30-man provisional World Cup finals squad on Tuesday.

Fabio's fears over Rooney and Rio

Injury scares for England's talisman and their captain will concern Capello... but United go top

Hargreaves reveals dark days while injured

Owen Hargreaves has admitted there were times during his long fight for fitness that he wondered whether he would ever play again.

Rooney knee injury could give Capello a headache

Wayne Rooney has not trained since Manchester United's 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Sunday – evidence, it seems, that he may still be troubled by the knee problems which have been affecting him for nearly a month.

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