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Larsson's Swansong Coming Up

Henrik Larsson is expected to be in the starting eleven as United take on Middlesbrough today in the FA Cup quarter-final - the striker's last game as a Red.

Larsson arrived in January for a short-term loan, in a move hailed by many pundits as the key to the title.

He might not have won us the title but his impact must be appreciated. Let's take a look at how he fared.

We all remember his magnificent start, scoring against Aston Villa in the Cup to crown an excellent display. This flying debut was not followed by a flow of goals but very much work, shrewd runs and influential displays.

He scored a goal against Pompey but that was wrongly ruled out and found the net in memorable fashion against Watford but the game was over that time. In fact, it was his last game at Old Trafford where he once again scored an important goal to knock Lille out of the Champions League.

So, in terms of stats, he did not do a lot of things for us. But his arrival enabled us to rest Saha and we might see the benefit of this in April when the Frenchman returns from injury. And, according to Sir Alex, Larsson set an example in the training ground and he was much admired by our players, thanks to his workrate and his winning mentality.

If he helped our lads to become more focused and determined to win, than we should be grateful. I am. And he should bow out of English football in the grand manner: by scoring in his last game, just as he had done in the first.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 10 2007

Time: 10:04AM

Your Comments

Im a Celtic fan and have much admiration for Henrik. He hasnt been able to score as many goals as he did with Celtic. But he only had 3 months and it would have been difficult to fit into a winning side so easily. I think if he was 31-33 and he had been into his second season with the club, then you's would definetley see a 20 goal per season return! One of the greatest to ever play the game!
rk1888
Definitely one of the best strikers to emerge in the last 15 years in europe
Kanchelskis
A brilliant player no doubt but is his work finished or will AF be able to talk him into staying a few more weeks?
col8
ahould have talked into it but of course I accept that he made a promise for his club and his family. Smith and Dong are not good for cover so I fear for the rest of the season.
midlothian99
 

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