A few news stories away from Old Trafford which you might be interested in.

Larsson retires
Sweden’s failure to qualify for next summer’s World Cup has encouraged Henrik Larsson to hang up his football boots. The former Barcelona striker, who joined United on loan during the 06-07 season, scored in the Premiership, Champions League and FA Cup for us.

“I know now that I am 100 per cent sure about my decision to stop. I am 38 now and that’s enough. I will think over what I will do next. Most of all I need some time to adjust to life after football.”

Ronaldo like newborn baby
Days after a voodoo attacker claimed Cristiano Ronaldo’s career would be over in a few months, our former winger says he feels under more pressure but more free in Madrid.

“You feel more pressure at Madrid but I love that, it drives me on. My coach Manuel Pellegrini is clearly different to Sir Alex Ferguson. In fact I’m much more free here, free to roam around the pitch in certain matches. Not only will I use that to become the same player I was at Old Trafford but even better. I feel like a new-born baby – I’m reborn. Just because I won everything with United and was voted Ballon D’Or and World Player doesn’t mean I’ve reached the top. In fact I feel like my career is just starting.”

Leeds take the piss out of Liverpool
Ahead of Leeds’ victory over Norwich last night, their keeper, Shane Higgs, used beachballs in the warm up.