Former Swedish International star Henrik Larsson is set to join Manchester United in an effort to give depth at the striker position according to manager Alex Ferguson.
Larsson currently playing with Helsingborgs will join on a three month loan in January to March that will include 13 potential matches (Champions League/EPL) that he could appear in.
It seems Ferguson is not taking any chances and the signing of the 35 year old comes as a surprise yet could Larsson repeat magic from last year at Barcelona.
His timely performances as a second half sub had alot to do with the success of Barcelona last year. Who can forget how off the bench against Arsenal in the Champions League Final he changed the game? At Barca his professionalism was impressive.
Larsson’s other great attribute is that he is essentially ego-less which makes a three month deal a possibility knowing that he will accept any role given to him.
Ferguson talks about experience and maturity when he talks about Larsson. This is also a move of security for United manager Ferguson whose squad won this weekend against Middlesbrough to take a six point lead in the Premiership over Chelsea.
Good game watching Sunday may take on the form of Mexican League Playoffs between Pachuca and Toluca at 2 pm and Club America and Chivas at 9.
The NCAA Womens and Mens College Cups are on ESPN today with Notre Dame taking on UNC (who knocked off our local Aggies) and an All California final between UCLA and Santa Barbara.
UCLA beat UVA 4-0 scoring four second half goals but it was over at 2-0 when talented David Estrada scored 2 goals in 67 seconds. Both goals never should have happened.
A clear missed tackle from a UVA defender and poor goalkeeping on the second on a shot from an angle from Estrada made these two goals conceded a little bit self inflicted.
Nonetheless UCLA looked the better team.
Due to weather in St. Louis that cancelled Fridays semis the teams will be playing back to back games. Hopefully both coaches enlisted top quality massage therapists between games.
On another note and sorry if you feel I am harping but please take the time and sign our www.glenndavissoccer.com petition to Texas Universities and colleges. Some of the remarks are just fantastic. Texas schools like UH, Rice, UT, Texas AM should have division 1 mens soccer. How can we keep allowing our top talent to go out of state?
I would love to see UH, Rice, UT, Texas AM in an NCAA mens final one day.
It’s just plain wrong.