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Larsson the best option

02 Dec 2006 - 10:34:53

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes that the arrival of Henrik Larsson in the New Year will spur his side on to success in the Premiership title race.

The 35-year-old Swedish striker will link up with United on a three-month loan from Helsingborgs, with Ferguson delighted to have snared a man with massive amounts of experience from spells with Barcelona, Celtic and Feyenoord.

"Adding Henrik to our squad improves our chances of winning things," Ferguson commented.

"When it gets down to the last few months of the season, experience and nerve count for a lot.

"In those situations, we look to Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Now we also have Henrik.

"He has maturity and intelligence and he can play anywhere across the frontline and I am sure he can help us change things at a very important part of the season."

Ferguson also confirmed that he is not looking for another forward in the January transfer window, adding: "We won't be going for any other strikers.

"We have exhausted all avenues and this, without doubt, was the best option."

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