Hargreaves makes United squad

England midfielder Owen Hargreaves has been named in Manchester United's 24-man Premier League squad, despite ongoing injury woes.

Hargreaves, a former Bayern Munich player, has made just one substitute appearance in the last two years as he struggles against tendinitis.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson had expressed doubts over whether the 29-year-old would feature in his line-up, but United confirmed his inclusion on Wednesday afternoon.

New rules introduced this term stipulate all top flight clubs must register a maximum of 25 players with the Premier League by 5pm on Wednesday following the close of the summer transfer window.

All of the Red Devils' senior players, excluding those out on loan, have been named to feature this season.

Old Trafford veterans Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville are included, alongside new talent such as summer signing Javier Hernandez.

Familiar faces such as Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Wes Brown are also present in the ranks.

In addition to his 24-man party, Ferguson can call upon the players in his squad who are under the age of 21, with Fabio, Rafael, Ritchie De Laet, Gabriel Obertan, Bebe, Chris Smalling and Federico Macheda all among the young names at his disposal.

Source: Sky Sports
Date Published: 2 September 2010