Manchester United's August 6 match in Stockholm as part of Tour 2013 Presented by Aon brings to mind the many players from Sweden and neighbouring Norway and Denmark who've served the English champions with distinction.
From Jesper Olsen in 1984 to Anders Lindegaard in 2013, Scandinavians have served us well - there were no fewer than six, for example, in the Treble-winning squad of 1999. Here we recall the nine Nordic stars who established them as regular members of United's first-team set-up, starting with the Swedish contingent.
Henrik Larsson: A surprise loan signing who could not be persuaded to extend his stint with the Reds. A strike on his debut against Aston Villa in the FA Cup showed he'd lost none of his attacking instincts at the age of 35 and he finished the spell with three goals from 13 games.
Jesper Blomqvist: A display that tormented David May and helped dump United out of the European Cup first alerted Sir Alex to the IFK Gothenburg winger's talents. Although he was in the 1999 Champions League final line-up on the left flank, the 1998 signing from Parma started only two league games for the Reds before being sold to Everton.
Henrik Larsson (Sweden) - pictured
Jesper Blomqvist (Sweden)
Henning Berg (Norway)
Ronny Johnsen (Norway)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Norway)
Jesper Olsen (Denmark)
John Sivebaek (Denmark)
Peter Schmeichel (Dernmark)
Anders Lindegaard (Denmark)
United will play in Scandinavia this summer - in Stockholm, Sweden on 6 August. Tickets are available now.