Date: 12th January 2007 at 5:43pm
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On-loan Swedish star Henrik Larsson got off to a scoring debut at Old Trafford and his excellent showing led to speculation about an extension being imminent. It can happen but Helsingborg won’t be pressed for it, insists Fergie.

Many United fans, including myself would be happy having secured Larsson until the end of the season. Well, it’s not our Scot’s main priority right now as United prepare for the visit of Villa.

‘Henrik is here until March 12 and we are not looking beyond that,’ Fergie confirmed.

‘I do not think it is pertinent at this moment anyway. It would not be fair to start putting Helsingborg under that type of pressure.

‘Henrik is enjoying playing here and that is the way we are going to leave it.’

A lot of the tabloids put it in a way suggesting Larsson will definitely head back to Sweden when his current loan deal expires on March 12. Of course, if you pay some attention to Sir Alex’s comments, you’ll see that what he’s actually saying is that Larsson’s deal will not be extended RIGHT NOW. So do not be surprised if an agreement will be reached with Helsingborg (who seem receptive to the idea of letting Larsson stay at Old Trafford) by mid-February.