Owen Hargreaves: The Biography of Manchester United's Midfield Maestro
Canada's international soccer record is poorer today for cutting a young Owen Hargreaves loose!
Author Ian Macleay gives fans of the beautiful game--some call it soccer but to most of the world it's simply football--an in-depth look at one of the modern era's most versatile and talented mid-fielders. The sporting odyssey that brought Hargreaves and Manchester United together begins in Calgary, Alberta. Growing up in a football-mad family--his father Colin and his grandfather both played and followed the game--perhaps it was inevitable that Owen would also adore the sport.
Cut by Canada's junior team at age 15, before his 16th birthday rolled around Owen was solidly settled in and contributing hugely to the success enjoyed by Germany's Bayern Munich squad.
Macleay outlines in fine detail the triumphs and disasters of Hargreaves' career to date. But this book is far more than a mere outline of statistics and highs and lows. The author provides deep insight into the character, determination and personality that forged Manchester's mid-field maestro.