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Hargreaves sets up YouTube fitness channel

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A surefire
contender for the most injury-prone footballer in the Premier League has
launched an internet video channel showing people how to get fit.

Former Manchester
United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has played just 10 minutes of football in the last
three years after a string of debilitating injuries, but that has not stopped
the Canadian-born star from setting up a fitness video channel on YouTube.

The former England
and Bayern Munich star shows off a series of fitness exercises on the web page,
including running through cones, working on a plastic sliding board and
performing exercises with an inflatable plastic ball.

Hargreaves
was officially released by United at the end of the season, with manager
Alex Ferguson reluctantly confirming that the club could not offer a new contract
to a player who has been so tormented by physical problems.

With the
30-year-old expected to go into retirement following that decision, it is
perhaps understandable that he is looking to branch out in different directions.

And who
knows? Maybe he'll extend the online self-help video further, with the help of former
team-mates.

With Hargreaves on board as fitness coach, Ryan Giggs would surely
be a natural relationship counsellor while Roy Keane could step in to give anger
management advice.

 

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