Hargreaves to Man U Official...
well, that certainly took long enough...but it certainly looks like the league champions aren't resting on their laurels...
United confirm Owen capture
Manchester United have confirmed Owen Hargreaves will make the move from Bayern Munich on 1st July.
The confirmation of the capture of the England international brings an end to a protracted chase by Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
The wily Scot attempted to sign Hargreaves last summer, but was rebuffed in his attempts by the Bayern board.
Ferguson went in again in January, but Bayern dug their heels in and he was forced to wait until this summer before renewing his efforts to land the 26-year-old.
In the face of renewed interest from Old Trafford, Bayern's stance softened and they confirmed earlier in May that Hargreaves would be heading to England.
The player met United officials last week before passing a medical and agreeing personal terms and all that remains is for Hargreaves to put his name to the contract at Old Trafford on 1st July.
"Manchester United is delighted to announce that it has agreed terms with Bayern Munich for the transfer of Owen Hargreaves," read a statement from United. "The player has also agreed terms with the club and passed his medical.
"Owen will formally sign his contract with Manchester United when he returns from his holiday at the end of June and will join on July 1, 2007."
It has been a busy week for United, as they captured Anderson and Nani from Porto and Sporting respectively on Wednesday.