Henrik Larsson – the man who has had more last stands than a General Custer Reenactment club – is to join Manchester United on a three-month loan deal in January. The Swedish striker joined hometown club Helsingborgs from Barcelona in the summer, but their domestic season is now over leaving the 35-year-old free to play for United. He will rejoin Helsingborgs in March ahead of the new Swedish season.
Larsson said: "Am I a back-up? Yes, at the beginning. Then you will see what I can contribute and how things are going. We have not discussed a jersey number at all. We will see what it will be." Sir Alex Ferguson has described the deal as a "terrific bit of business". Click below to see why he was so keen to get Larsson on board.
Manchester United to sign Henrik Larsson continued