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    Larsson: Reds can go all the way

    Henrik Larsson is hoping for the perfect leaving present - helping the Reds reach the Champions League quarter finals with victory over Lille.

    This is the penultimate game before his deal expires on 12 Match, and his final match at Old Trafford in United colours (he'll play for the Europe XI team in the Jubilee Charity Match on 13 March).

    The former Barcelona forward knows what it takes to win the European Cup and believes that Sir Alex Ferguson has a squad with the credentials to go all the way.

    ďItís a good squad, so everything is possible," he told Manchester United Radio. "Although we canít forget that weíre playing a good side in Lille.

    ďBut you have to have confidence in your team-mates and a belief that you are able to do something. We will go out there and do our best and hopefully get the result.

    ďWhen they were at home they are supposed to attack more, but I think it will be different with us at home. They are a physical team, but Manchester United are used to dealing with that. Lille will not stop, they will work and work away.Ē

    It is the Swedeís last competitive match at Old Trafford, but there's no room for sentimentality, a signal of his professional approach that has impressed everyone at the club.

    ďI donít think on the night I will be able to [savour the atmosphere]. I donít know how much of a part I will play. So I need to concentrate on that. After the match I will try and take it all in. As a footballer you donít have time to relax, there is always a big game waiting around the corner. One thing is for sure I will be trying to make the most of every minute I have on the pitch.Ē

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klose View Post
    We will CRUSH Lille Tonight.
    Yeah man! They've made it personal, call Giggs a cheat and heap all the blame on Man Utd. This had got to be the most unsporting club in the world!

    When Thailand walked off, they did not claim that they're right to do so, but this Lille said that they're right!

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    Larsson: Reds can go all the way



    Larsson will play his last match for Man Utd this weekend at the Riverside. After that, he will return to Old Trafford as part of the Euro XI that will face Utd at the Jubilee match. Becks will make a return despite his injury but will not feature. He will be intro before the match so he can say his final farewell. He die die also will be at Old Trafford.

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    Great goal by Larsson. It's a fact. WE beat Lille again. Well, we shall see what they have to say about that now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galdor View Post
    Great goal by Larsson. It's a fact. WE beat Lille again. Well, we shall see what they have to say about that now.
    I hope they'll complain to UEFA about Larsson's goal.

    This Sat's FA cup is very impt. I think it might help us beat off Chelsea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug View Post
    Yeah man! They've made it personal, call Giggs a cheat and heap all the blame on Man Utd. This had got to be the most unsporting club in the world!

    When Thailand walked off, they did not claim that they're right to do so, but this Lille said that they're right!



    Larsson will play his last match for Man Utd this weekend at the Riverside. After that, he will return to Old Trafford as part of the Euro XI that will face Utd at the Jubilee match. Becks will make a return despite his injury but will not feature. He will be intro before the match so he can say his final farewell. He die die also will be at Old Trafford.
    Hope he will end his last match wif a bang scoring another yet winning goal to provide some cusion for the rest when they r back at OT!

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    Sir Alex: We can win it

    Reds boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes United can go all the way in the Champions League this season.

    United are in Friday's draw at 11:00 GMT for the last eight alongside AC Milan, Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, PSV Eindhoven, Valencia and Roma. And Sir Alex thinks the trophy is there for the taking.

    The Reds were not on top form against Lille, but Henrik Larsson’s goal was enough to take United through 2-0 on aggregate.

    It is the first time Sir Alex's side have reached the quarter finals for four seasons – the last being when the Reds were beaten by Real Madrid in 2002/03.

    “I think being there is important,” said the United manager. “We have had two bad years in terms of not qualifying for the quarter final stage, whereas before that we had an excellent record.

    “But the last eight is not our aim. We want to go as far as we can and reach the final. I look at the possible opponents and no matter which team we get, it’s a big game.

    “I don’t think there is a lot between the teams that are left in the competition and I think we have as good a chance as anyone."

    Sir Alex was pleased with the defensive solidarity shown against Lille, which he says will become more important to the Reds progress in the tournament.

    “I was really pleased with the performance tonight, especially defensively," he added. "That has been the key to our results lately. “And it gets tighter the further you go in this competition when it is all down to tactics and the details of planning for games. It’s an area in which English teams are getting better. I think we have got the quality in our squad to go all the way.”
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    Latest Transfer Ruuuummmooouuuurrrr:
    With Henrik Larsson's loan set to end and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recovering from knee surgery, the tabloids are again starting to link United with some of Europe's top strikers.

    After rumours resurfaced of interest in Fernando Torres last month, The People have tipped United to be in the hunt for Barcelona goal machine Samuel Eto'o.

    The Cameroon striker has been linked with the Nou Camp exit door time and again in recent weeks, and rumours suggest that he covets a move to Old Trafford.

    Eto'o isn't the only La Liga star to be on Sir Alex Ferguson's radar, apparently. Racing Santander defenders Ruben Gonzalez and Ezequiel Garay have allegedly caught the eye of several clubs, including United.

    Long-term target Nani, of Sporting Lisbon, is also named by several sources, while Arsenal's Manu Adebayor claims he is aware of interest from United.
    DO we really need Eto'o?

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    Larsson farewell to OT:

    For Henrik Larsson, his three months at Old Trafford have left an indelible mark on the memory. In this interview with Manchester United Radio he bids farewell to the Reds, admitting he's loved every minute of his time at United...

    Have you enjoyed your time here?
    Iíve really enjoyed it, but I never thought the time would go this quickly. Time flies by when youíre having a good time. Itís a fantastic club, a great organisation and the players and United supporters have all been fantastic with me.

    And on the playing side?
    Iíve enjoyed it immensely. Coming here and playing with the quality players at Manchester United has been fantastic, especially at my age! Iím getting on a bit and I never expected to get the opportunity to come and play for this club, but Iíve really enjoyed it.

    You make it sound like youíre 65, not 35!
    [Laughs] In football, at 35 youíre considered to be well past the sell-by date! Iíve been playing here with 20-year-olds and 21-year-olds. Iím an old footballer at 35. But Iíve enjoyed every minute of the experience.

    Youíve been travelling backwards and forwards to Sweden, was that quite tiring?
    Iíve only been home two or three times, so it wasnít tiring for me. But my wife and children have probably travelled over here more than me. So it was tiring for them. But I knew when I signed the deal that that would be part of it, so Iím not going to complain. Iíve enjoyed the experience too much to complain.

    Has it lived up to your expectations?
    When I arrived I didnít know how much I would be involved, how many games I would play. Iíve actually played quite a few games which is good. My expectations, I didnít really have any. I just wanted to approach every chance, every minute on the pitch, with the attitude of enjoying it and making the most of it.

    Scoring on your debut at Old Trafford is something to rememberÖYeah, it was brilliant. To score on my debut at Old Trafford go on and win the game, itís a special memory that I will always cherish. For me it was nice, but itís always most important that the team goes on to win, so that was important to me on my debut.

    Whatís your fondest memory?
    Well, I donít know. Iíll tell you after Saturday, hopefully the best memory is yet to come. Iíve had so many good memories that I wouldnít want to state one here and now, but when I look back on my ten weeks here, I will remember my time in Manchester fondly, with lots of great memories. Itís only been a short spell with the club, but it has left a big impression on me.
    07/03/2007 22:06, Report by Ben Hibbs.


    A *Salute* to Larsson for his contrbution to

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin View Post
    Sir Alex: We can win it



    Treble within Sight!!!
    I dunno man. With the lost of 5 players and team not firing at the moment, not much hope.

    I actually think that the CL will be the lowest priority among the 3. The league title had to be the one Man Utd had to win. Esp its at the last stage liao and fighting for it the whole season. The FA cup might help us achieve this in that if both Chelsea and Man Utd qualified for the later stages, our league match against Chelsea will be postponed to the end of the season, 2nd last match. And by then, we might have already seal the title before visiting Chelsea.

    But hey, I'll love a treble too! When the odds are against us, we'll come good.

    Stay tune for the CL draw this Friday:

    Uefa Champions League Quarter-Finals Draw
    Date: 9th March Friday
    Channel: 23 ESPN
    Time: 7pm

    Man Utd can meet any club. I hope we get Milan. Revenge!
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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin View Post
    A *Salute* to Larsson for his contrbution to
    Score in his first game for Man U against Aston Villa in the FA cup and score in his final home game against Lille in CL. His positioning is really top class...

    Hope Alan Smith can step in and play as good or even better then Larsson. Also hoping Saha and Ole recover quickly for the final run in.

    Go Go

    For me, Man u target should bein order of EPL, CL and lastly the FA Cup.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug View Post
    I dunno man. With the lost of 5 players and team not firing at the moment, not much hope.

    I actually think that the CL will be the lowest priority among the 3. The league title had to be the one Man Utd had to win. Esp its at the last stage liao and fighting for it the whole season. The FA cup might help us achieve this in that if both Chelsea and Man Utd qualified for the later stages, our league match against Chelsea will be postponed to the end of the season, 2nd last match. And by then, we might have already seal the title before visiting Chelsea.

    But hey, I'll love a treble too! When the odds are against us, we'll come good.

    Stay tune for the CL draw this Friday:

    Uefa Champions League Quarter-Finals Draw
    Date: 9th March Friday
    Channel: 23 ESPN
    Time: 7pm

    Man Utd can meet any club. I hope we get Milan. Revenge!
    Yeah man... remember when the odds against us, who thought we could won the treble in the '99 season wif opponents like juve, inter? B.Munich.... remember the no of times we were one goal down n we come back strongly to win the games... so the time is here....

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    ManU is in big trouble now. Larsson is leaving, Saha is injured, Solskjaer just undergone an operation, Smith is not match fit, leaving Rooney as the lone striker. Even Rooney is harbouring some injury from the Liverpool match. That leaves us really short in the striking department coupled with Schole's 3-match suspension and, with the EPL going into its final leg, the chances of the title slipping away from our hand is quite great. Real scary, man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redstorm View Post
    ManU is in big trouble now. Larsson is leaving, Saha is injured, Solskjaer just undergone an operation, Smith is not match fit, leaving Rooney as the lone striker. Even Rooney is harbouring some injury from the Liverpool match. That leaves us really short in the striking department coupled with Schole's 3-match suspension and, with the EPL going into its final leg, the chances of the title slipping away from our hand is quite great. Real scary, man.
    Relax la...bro not end of the world! we are a scoring team no striker still got midfielder n defender scoring!

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    Carrick: We're in with a shout

    Michael Carrick feels United can justifiably see themselves as potential winners of this season's Champions League.

    Henrik Larsson's header sealed United's passage into the quarter finals with victory over Lille, and Carrick felt the triumph was justified in light of the visitors' stifling tactics.

    "They came and put five across midfield and made it very compact and difficult to play our football," he told MUTV. "But I still think we still created enough chances to deserve to win the game. It was just a question of finishing the job off really, and we did it.

    "I think we've got as good a chance as anyone else. Once you get to this stage, little things tend to win games and you just need them to go your way at the right time.

    "Hopefully we can do it. We've got enough quality, we're always going to score goals and we've been defending pretty well so hopefully we can get that mix right."

    Midfield man Carrick also found time to pay tribute to goalscorer Larsson in his last Old Trafford appearance and Alan Smith, with the latter making his first appearance since early November.

    "Henrik's buzzing now and it's great to see," he said. "It was a good Old Trafford sendoff for him and I'm sure it's something he'll remember for a while.

    "His quality and his attitude and everything is just great to see and especially at his age. He's come in, settled in and what he's done has been fantastic. I'm sure he'll be missed.

    "Smudger was brilliant when he came on and he almost scored with a volley so it's great to have Al back and he's going to be a great bonus to us in the run-in."

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    Larsson: I have to go

    Henrik Larsson will return to Sweden next week, despite discussing the possibility of extending his stay at United with Sir Alex Ferguson.

    The striker's fine form, together with sudden injuries to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Louis Saha, had prompted speculation that he could prolong his time in Manchester.

    But after scoring the winner against Lille, Larsson told MUTV: "I knew from the beginning, when I signed the contract, that this could be the scenario and I can't complain about that.

    "I knew what I got myself into but those are the decisions you have to make in life and you have to stand by those. We had a chat, but he (Sir Alex) respects my opinion and he fully understands why I'm going home.

    "I've loved and enjoyed every single moment I've had here playing with United, but at the same time I have a contract with my hometown which I signed a year ago - and I don't think they'll be very interested in letting me go at this point."

    Having headed United into the quarter finals of the Champions League, Larsson is confident that his temporary team-mates have the wherewithal to go on and win the tournament.

    "The opportunity is there," he said. "It's a quality squad. You always have to respect your opponents but at the same time you have to believe in yourself and the quality.

    "You have a few players in the current side who have done it before. There's a lot of experience there and they know how to handle it."


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    Quote Originally Posted by redstorm View Post
    ManU is in big trouble now. Larsson is leaving, Saha is injured, Solskjaer just undergone an operation, Smith is not match fit, leaving Rooney as the lone striker. Even Rooney is harbouring some injury from the Liverpool match. That leaves us really short in the striking department coupled with Schole's 3-match suspension and, with the EPL going into its final leg, the chances of the title slipping away from our hand is quite great. Real scary, man.
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    Yeah, even if we are short of players due to the long injury list, at least we must win the EPL title and shut the big mouth of Moan-rinho. We are almost there! Even if we don't win the CL, there is no guarantee that the title will go to Chelski or Liverpool. Other European team that made it to the last 8 are equally strong. At least, there is also hope for the FA Cup. Anything more than 2 titles, to me, is a bonus. It's not everyday that a team wins a treble; I mean the real treble like what we won in 1999 and not the "mickey mouse" treble won by Liverpool some seasons back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstorm View Post
    ManU is in big trouble now. Larsson is leaving, Saha is injured, Solskjaer just undergone an operation, Smith is not match fit, leaving Rooney as the lone striker. Even Rooney is harbouring some injury from the Liverpool match. That leaves us really short in the striking department coupled with Schole's 3-match suspension and, with the EPL going into its final leg, the chances of the title slipping away from our hand is quite great. Real scary, man.
    Man Utd lost a total of 6 players in a space of a few days. Saha, ole, and Silvestre are injured for 3-4 weeks and fletcher will be out till the rest of the season. Larsson is going home and Scholes is banned for 3 matches.

    I saw the fixture list and there is an international break and it gives us some respite. Larsson will play his last game for Man Utd this weekend's FA cup at the Riverside.

    The 2 home derby games against Blackburn and Bolton and the away to Portsmouth (Scholes will be back for this) will be a touch and go affair liao. I expect the injured stikers to be back by 10 April's game against Sheff Utd at home. I just hope no more players get injured.

    SAF should unleash the Dong! Man, SAF must really regret not recalling Rossi back during the Jan transfer window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug View Post
    Man Utd lost a total of 6 players in a space of a few days. Saha, ole, and Silvestre are injured for 3-4 weeks and fletcher will be out till the rest of the season. Larsson is going home and Scholes is banned for 3 matches.

    I saw the fixture list and there is an international break and it gives us some respite. Larsson will play his last game for Man Utd this weekend's FA cup at the Riverside.

    The 2 home derby games against Blackburn and Bolton and the away to Portsmouth (Scholes will be back for this) will be a touch and go affair liao. I expect the injured stikers to be back by 10 April's game against Sheff Utd at home. I just hope no more players get injured.

    SAF should unleash the Dong! Man, SAF must really regret not recalling Rossi back during the Jan transfer window.
    From the way i see it he will unleash Dong soon! SAF not never recall him but sent him back to his former club PARMA for more first team matches!

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin View Post
    From the way i see it he will unleash Dong soon! SAF not never recall him but sent him back to his former club PARMA for more first team matches!
    Bro, you got it mixed up, lah. Dong was never from Parma. It is Rossi who was loaned to Parma. Dong was with a Belgium club 'cos he could not get a work permit at that time when ManU signed him.

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