Last updated : 05 December 2006 By Ed
Gary Neville believes Henrik Larsson's short stay at the club will help the team this season.

"Everybody is looking forward to Henrik Larsson's arrival," said the full back.

"We obviously have a few games before that, but somebody of his experience, talent and goalscoring ability, could be really vital for us in that three-month period.

"It is an area in which we have been short because of injuries but although he will not have time to settle in, he's been at big clubs like Celtic and Barcelona, so he knows the score.

"We have a lot to do before he comes. Hopefully we can stay top of the league up to then so he can then take us further forward."

He then went on to say the 'm-word'.

"I just have a feeling now we are not going to fall away,"

"We are happy with the way we are playing. We feel as though we have developed over the last two or three years and you can see that in these types of games. Last year against Middlesbrough we weren't getting the result. But this time, Sheffield United, Blackburn and Middlesbrough were three really tough away games but we have won them all.

"We have a massive, massive week with Benfica and City, and then West Ham and Villa away. These next two matches are absolutely crucial to our season. To go nine points clear next Saturday would be a great boost and Benfica has become a massive match and we need to perform.

"We were in such a comfortable position with three wins from the opening three Champions League matches but anything can happen. We didn't deserve to lose at Celtic. We have left ourselves something to do and we have to go and do it."