The Celtic legend’s honour got in the way of additional top-flight glory back in 2007 and he wishes he’d stayed at Old Trafford
Henrik Larsson has revealed that not spending longer than two months with Manchester United is the biggest regret of his illustrious playing career.
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The Swedish former striker is perhaps best known for his time at Celtic, where he won four league titles and four domestic cups – while he also lifted the Champions League with Barcelona in 2005-06.
Larsson returned to Helsingborgs after his stint with the Blaugrana, but was afforded another shot with one of Europe’s elite in 2007 when he was picked up on loan by Manchester United.
The 45-year-old enjoyed his time at Old Trafford, and was part of the squad that won the Premier League title that season, although he admits that honouring the contract with his parent club at the time is his biggest regret in football.
“That’s the only regret I have in my career,” Larsson said in a one-on-one session with Four Four Two.
“I should’ve stayed [at Man Utd], 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.
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“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.”