Larsson reveals United regret

12 October 2010 09:00

Henrik Larsson has admitted the greatest regret of his career was snubbing Sir Alex Ferguson's pleas for him to spend more time with Manchester United.

Ferguson sprang a major surprise when he confirmed Larsson as a short-term arrival during the 2007 January transfer window - and the striker made an instant impact at Old Trafford.

Although he only scored three goals in 13 matches, the now 39-year-old Swede made a significant impact on the Red Devils' performances during a difficult period of the season and ended the campaign with a title medal after special dispensation was granted by the Premier League.

"If there is one regret I have from my career, it is that I came home to Sweden when Mr Ferguson was trying to get me to stay at Manchester United," Larsson told www.fifa.com.

"I should have stayed at United for longer because I had a great time there and everyone at the club was very keen to keep me. My time there was too short.

"The whole experience was fantastic and, although I was 35 at the time, I still felt that I had some good football in me. That is a regret."

Source: PA