Sir Alex Ferguson is playing a 'wait and see' game regarding Owen Hargreaves' impact on Man Utd's run-in.
Utd boss to 'wait and see' as midfielder finally returns to training
Sir Alex Ferguson is playing a 'wait and see' game as regards Owen Hargreaves' potential impact on Manchester United's run in.
The holding midfielder lasted just 10 minutes of his seasonal reappearance in November in the 2-1 win over Wolves, when he picked up a hamstring injury.
The 30-year-old was making his first start in over two years following surgery on both knees to cure a serious tendinitis problem.
After the latest injury, Hargreaves, who signed from Bayern Munich in 2007, returned to Germany for treatment but is now set to restart training on Monday.
But Ferguson does not know if he will be able to make an impact for the Red Devils at the business end of this season.
The United boss told The People
: "Yeah, we have missed him. He's a very good player but he's been missing so long.
"From what we're told he's coming back from Germany and he's going to start training on Monday with us so we'll wait and see.
"He's been a loss but there's nothing you can do about it. Up until the last couple of weeks we haven't really needed him.
"We've got a big strong squad with plenty of midfield players like Carrick, Anderson, Gibson, Scholes, Fletcher, Giggs who can play in there.
"We've had plenty of options in the middle of the park but we've coped OK. Antonio Valencia's been out for most of the season but Nani has progressed because of it. He's been terrific.
"Sometimes that happens. You lose a player and someone else steps up."