Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Larsson Signs For United

Larsson Signs For United

Sir Alex Ferguson managed to quell all the rumours about United's intentions to buy a striker in January: he's secured the services of Henrik Larsson.

The former Celtic and Barcelona ace, currently playing for Swedish Helsingborgs will join the team on January 1 on a loan deal that expires on March 12.

Sir Alex Ferguson called me last night and greeted me to Manchester United,' he revealed. 'We spoke a little about a match and how it looked like with Christmas and the new year.

'They have been after me before - after the first or second season with Celtic. It feels nice to come and play for such a big club.

'I probably won't play every match from the start, but for me it feels like a very fun thing to contribute at such a late stage in my career. My family are okay with it too,' he added.

Unlike many United supporters, I think this transfer makes sense. Ferguson does not want to use Alan Smith, that's clear, Smudger didn't even make the bench in the last few games. The boss seems to think Giuseppe Rossi is too inexperienced and lightweight to provide cover for Saha and Rooney whilst Ole is quite fragile now.

The truth is, we have nothing to lose. He comes on loan, he's a decent, experienced striker who played a major part in Barcelona's European Cup triumph over Arsenal. I'm sure he'll be able to contribute with some goals when it's necessary.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Friday December 1 2006
Time: 1:53PM

Comments

0
i agree this is a good signing and a clear indication that he will be signing a major striker in the summer. im sure there are a lot of other clubs who wish theyd of thought of this
rooneyisgod
01/12/2006 14:24:00
0
Agree with all of your words, mate.
midlothian99
01/12/2006 14:35:00
0
Very good player - may well prove to be an excellent bit of business.
mackaavfc
01/12/2006 19:30:00
0
Top signing for you in my opinion. Will definetely strengthen your squad even more and your challenge with Chelsea.
Tierney
02/12/2006 17:11:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

AUDIO: United 'sleepwalking'

An interesting title!

United Pick Up Another Injury

Up at the Stadium of Light yesterday, Louis van Gaal's injury ravaged squad, picked up another injury.

United Linked with Dortmund Striker

If the possible signing of Edinson Cavani doesn't float your boat, how about this possible alternative?

AUDIO: UWS podcast 145. Sunderland away

It's that time of the week again!

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Sunderland (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea44%
Darmian0%
Blind0%
Smalling5%
Borthwick-Jackson0%
Schneiderlin0%
Mata0%
Lingard0%
Carrick0%
Rooney0%
Martial26%
Love10%
Depay0%
Keane15%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 26 11 8 7 41 9
6 Southampton 26 11 7 8 40 10
7 West Ham 26 10 10 6 40 9
8 Watford 26 10 6 10 36 1
9 Stoke 26 10 6 10 36 -5
10 Everton 26 8 11 7 35 11
11 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
12 Chelsea 26 8 9 9 33 2
13 Crystal Palace 26 9 5 12 32 -5
14 WBA 26 8 8 10 32 -8
15 AFC Bournemouth 26 7 7 12 28 -14
16 Swansea 26 6 9 11 27 -10
17 Norwich 26 6 6 14 24 -20
18 Newcastle 26 6 6 14 24 -22
19 Sunderland 26 6 5 15 23 -18
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 22 2016 7:45PM : Shrewsbury Town (a)
FA Cup
Feb 28 2016 2:05PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 8:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 6 2016 4:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 20 2016 4:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)