Not staying at Man United was Larsson’s ‘only regret’

Date published: Monday 3rd July 2017 10:00

Henrik Larsson has stated that not staying at Manchester United for longer is “the only regret” of his career.

Larsson enjoyed a storied and successful 25-year playing career, starting and finishing in his native Sweden.

The forward also became an icon at Celtic, winning eight trophies in Scotland before claiming four in two years at Barcelona.

He left the Spanish side in 2006 to return to Helsingborg, but joined Manchester United on loan during the Allsvenskan’s off-season in January 2007.

He stayed at Old Trafford for just two months but had a huge impact at the club, who wanted to keep him for longer.

“That’s the only regret I have in my career,” he told FourFourTwo. “I should’ve stayed, as it would have meant I got a Premier League winner’s medal, and I would have stayed for one more season. But I still had a contract with Helsingborgs and I feel that when you sign a contract, you have to see it out.

“Everything was professional at United. When I had to attend a christening for my brother’s children, the club ordered a plane to take me there after a match. United really take care of all their players.”

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