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 rememberÖ
Yeah, 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.