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"The players are fantastic at this club. There is also a very good atmosphere in the dressing room, which is very important. The facilities are second to none - both at Old Trafford and at Carrington."

- Henrik Larsson

14/06/2012 17:23, Report by Adam Marshall
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Did you know any of the players before you came here?
I had played against a lot of them but I didn't know any of them personally. Ole Solskjaer and I are from the same part of the world so we talk a lot together. After my time with Feyenoord, I also speak Dutch so I chat a lot to Edwin van der Sar, whom I played against a few times.

Who were you looking forward to playing with before you joined up with the United squad?
All of them. If you talk about Giggs, you have to mention Scholes and, if you talk about Scholes, you have to be mentioning Solskjaer. They have all been here for a long time and I used to watch them on a television and they are just fantastic. Then there are younger guys like Ronaldo - I can't mention just one or two because there is so much quality in the squad.

You had a good relationship with Ronaldinho on the pitch at Barca, can you see a similar partnership developing with Wayne Rooney?
I always say it's easy to play with good players. Ronaldinho and Rooney are two talents that are out of this world. They both have different skills but are extraordinary. Playing with Ronaldinho, if he had the ball you could just run because you knew, with the ball at his feet, he would find you, but you had to be prepared. With Rooney, we started well against Villa and he's clever with the ball.

Given that you started late, are you amazed at what Ronaldo and Rooney have achieved already?
It's frightening (laughs). They can only get better but both are already at a high level. It's up to them how good they want to be because there's no limit.

Have you enjoyed the Manchester United experience so far?
The players are fantastic at this club. There is also a very good atmosphere in the dressing room, which is very important. The

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