Man Utd boss Ferguson denies Hargreaves row

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson insists Owen Hargreaves has a big role to play as his team chases glory on two fronts.

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Ferguson has dismissed reports claiming the former Bayern Munich midfielder had angered him because of poor timekeeping.

Instead he praised Hargreaves' performance when he stepped off the bench in the 2-0 victory against Roma in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg match at the Stadio Olimpico.

The England international could face Middlesbrough on Sunday and Ferguson said: "In many ways, he changed the pattern of the game for us the other night.

"He did a fantastic job when he came on and he will be involved again on Sunday."

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