According to Ian Ladyman of the Daily Mail on Tuesday, former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has heavily criticized Calgary native Owen Hargreaves in his autobiography, titled "Alex Ferguson".
In the book, Ferguson said Hargreaves "lacked determination" and opted "for the easy choice in training".
Also when Manchester United signed Hargreaves, Ferguson admitted he might have had second thoughts. "When I signed him, there was something about him I didn't like. It turned out to be a disaster".
Hargreaves, a midfielder, played 27 games and scored twice for Manchester United in the English Premier League from 2007-2011 in an injury filled era of his soccer career. While playing for the most recognizable franchise in English soccer, Hargreaves had a serious knee injury and hamstring problem.
Hargreaves has even publicly stated in the past that he felt like he was treated as a "guinea pig" during his time at Manchester United. Hargreaves believes "he was incorrectly given injections to cure his long-standing knee problem" according to www.football365.com. Hargreaves believes the revolutionary treatments he was forced to try simply did not work.
Ferguson also mentioned in his autobiography he considered suing Hargreaves. Ferguson also criticized soccer stars David Beckham and Roy Keane as well as Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez.