Crocked Man United star 'won't be rushed back'

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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits Owen Hargreaves won't be rushed back into action as the midfielder is still some way from full fitness.

The 28-year-old hasn't played since September 2008 and had hoped to make a return to training with his team-mates in Munich, where United will compete in the Audi Cup.

But that plan has now been scuppered as Hargreaves has stayed in the United States, where he underwent two knee operations. The right knee was operated on in November and the left in January, with the procedures carried out under the guidance of Dr Richard Steadman.

The leading surgeon has previously operated on former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer, new United signing Michael Owen and ex-Red Devils striker Ruud van Nistelrooy, who is now at Real Madrid.

"Hargreaves will not play in this tournament," Ferguson said before United's opening Audi Cup encounter against Boca Juniors.

"We had hoped he would be joining us, but he is still in his programme of rehabilitation.

"He has had major operations on both knees and we are not rushing that.

"He is young enough to come back once he is fully fit, but we are not rushing him."

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