Owen Hargreaves lost his rag for Manchester United's final game of the season, it has been revealed. The Sun says Hargreaves, 29, hoped to get at least 30 minutes against Stoke to show Fabio Capello he could do a job at the finals.

But there was no place for him in Alex Ferguson's 18-man squad and he left 50 minutes before kick-off.

United claimed Hargreaves' exit was due to illness.

But an onlooker said: "At about 3.10pm a member of the security team got into a grey Audi and headed for Gate 4B of the Stretford End.

"The way the car moved off, I thought it was one of the Glazers trying to get away. But then Hargreaves appeared and he did not look happy. He didn't hang about long."