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Henrik Larsson - Villa Not An Issue

Henrik Larsson - Villa Not An Issue

Henrik Larsson has told Sky Sports News that Villa was never an issue because Martin O'Neill never got in contact to bring him to Villa Park.

The 35-year-old former Sweden international has agreed to join Manchester United on a short term basis in January - the Glazier debt starting to kick in perhaps? Should have stuck with a decent American who hasn't put any debt on the club!

Larsson explained:

'Man U took contact with me and wanted to borrow me. I did not have contact with Aston Villa, with the gaffer there who was at Celtic when I was there. We haven't spoken about a loan deal, so it was never really something that I had to think about.'

'I'm very happy, obviously, as it's one of the biggest clubs in the world, if not the biggest. I've been fortunate enough to play for big clubs in my career. I was at Celtic, Feyenoord, Barcelona and now a loan period for 10 weeks in Man U. I know what I'm good at and the players they have there are world-class players, quality players. I hope I can contribute with something, then wait and see what's going to be.'

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday December 1 2006
Time: 5:37PM


Villa never wanted you as ur not as good as the quality we are after
01/12/2006 17:44:00
yeh ano ur after *****e quailty coz u cant get any1 good like larsson and ur a ***** club
01/12/2006 18:05:00
If Martin had wanted him, or thought that he could have done a short term job for us, then rest assured Larsson would have been at B6 long before now. Good player, very good player in fact, will no doubt do a good job for United, but obviously not what MON was looking for.
01/12/2006 18:16:00
What you never had you never miss, but I have a nagging feeling he would have been great at Villa Park, look at his last two seasons.
01/12/2006 18:28:00
rk1888, did you actually go to school? Sorry, I guess for you to understand what I'm saying it should be "did u eva go 2 skule?"
Villain Of The North
01/12/2006 18:41:00
ha ha is Manchester United the next Accrington Stanley?
01/12/2006 18:45:00
rk118118 - someone is knicking the wheels off your go-cart....quick go!!!
01/12/2006 19:06:00
the strange world of Manure, sell your top striker to a european rival, then replace him with someone past their best??? villa have a plethora (big word rk118118) of nimble strikers in the larsson mould, who in a few seasons will come to the fore, what we needed was a big target man like....Sutton!. MON isn't going to buy someone we dont need, regardless of the vast pile of cash that the villa are now in possession of. fergie only wanted him because UTD are short of strikers because the manager isnt big enough to step down from a row and accept whats the best for his club (ruud,becks,keane....etc). if man u had kept ruud theyd be 12+ points clear of chelski and it would be over by now. larsson is a stop gap, to ease the pressure of europe.
01/12/2006 19:44:00
Don't think he'd fit into our 433 formation as the main striker. Possibly as a winger. Obviously MO'N has faith in Gabby and Luke to do those roles.
01/12/2006 20:15:00
10 weeks to help utd out that is all this is, close season in scandinavia so appearances from the bench and to help with their squad rotation, villa were never interested end of
01/12/2006 20:33:00
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