OWEN WONT RULE OUR RED DEVILS
In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports News, Owen Hargreaves has refused to rule out the possibility of joining Manchester United in January.
The England international was fined by his club Bayern Munich over the summer after making public his desire to move to Old Trafford following a successful World Cup campaign.
The German giants resisted Sir Alex Ferguson's attempts to bring Hargreaves to The Premiership for the first time, and the tenacious midfielder was forced to remain in the Bundesliga where he broke his leg on Saturday in a game against Arminia Bielefeld.
Whilst beginning his recuperation from the serious injury, Hargreaves took time out to explain to Sky Sports News that he has no regrets about pursuing a switch to Old Trafford over the summer.
Moreover the international star refused to rule out the possibility that he could join The Red Devils when the transfer window opens at the start of 2007.
"It's tough to say, I don't know [about moving in January]," said Hargreaves.
"I've said what I would have liked to happen and obviously it didn't happen and I think it's important if you have an opinion that you stick to it even though you might receive some criticism here and from the club.
"What happens in the future it's not really down to me, you saw that in the summer and I'm looking forward to when I go on the pitch doing well and playing well because these things all started from me playing well as a footballer.
"Hopefully I can do that and we will see where my path leads."
With Hargreaves now out of England's next two Euro 2008 qualifiers against Macedonia and Croatia in early October, and Aaron Lennon also missing due to injury, there have been suggestions that David Beckham could be welcomed back to the international reckoning after being axed by Steve McClaren.
Hargreaves certainly believes the former captain still has much to offer The Three Lions.
"There's always room for David Beckham," Hargreaves added.
"He actually rang me up and left a message on my phone, it's strange to have the support of people like that, to see how I'm doing.
"At the moment he is not in the picture but I don't think you can ever close the door on Becks because he is such a resilient individual in the past and still has a lot to add to the team.
"But obviously those aren't decisions I make or he makes, they are obviously down to the manager."
Under the new guiding hand of McClaren, Hargreaves has emerged as an indispensable member of the England team, playing in a new look central midfield with Frank Lampard that has allowed Steven Gerrard to roam free on the right.
The Bayern star is now hoping that McClaren can bring 40 years of under-achievement to an end for The Three Lions, particularly in the wake of a desperately disappointing World Cup.
"The potential is there now, we just need to make the most of it.
"I think we have got everything in place now the onus is on us to do very well, to prove to people we are a great team and that is what we are hoping to do in the future."
Reflecting on his own injury, Hargreaves, who could be back in action by mid-November, is focusing on recuperating fully and returning stronger after suffering the fracture.
"I think the most important thing is to not think why and what could have been, things were going so well I think if that's the case you deal with the good and the bad the same.
"I'm looking forward to getting healthy, I'm taking a small break at the moment and I'll come back even stronger."