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Dr Steadman: Hargreaves on brink of Man Utd comeback

Dr Richard Steadman says Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves is making an excellent recovery from his knee operations.

Hargreaves has not started a Manchester United game since September 2008 and many feared his career could be over.

But the renowned Dr Steadman told BBC Sport: "Things are looking good for Owen, it's all worked out.

"He's close to playing fitness, although it's obviously up to United to decide when he plays a match."

He added: "He's never given up and we never gave up on him. The recovery was arduous and took a long time.

"But Owen is a patient patient and his condition looks promising now. You can't rush this type of injury and have to be very patient.

"He was with us a few weeks ago and is doing really well though. He was sprinting, twisting and turning."

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