Swedish striker Henrik Larsson has ruled out the possibility of returning to English football.
The veteran Swede has completed his final competitive game of a 10-week loan spell at Manchester United.
“This is it,” he said.
“I am not 25 anymore. I am 36 this year so it [returning] is not going to happen.
“I had a chat with Sir Alex but nothing would tempt me to change my mind about leaving.
“It is a little bit sad but I knew when I signed this would be my last game.
“It has been a pleasure to be here and I will follow this team every step of the way now, keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes well.”
With Louis Saha and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer both currently injured, Larsson acknowledges that he is leaving United at a difficult time.
However, the striker is confident they will ultimately go on to collect some silverware in May.
“Nobody knew what the situation would be when I left,” he said.
“United initially signed me to cover some injuries they had at the time.
“It is unfortunate Louis got injured and Ole has had a minor operation on his knee. I know it is not good timing for me to leave now but that was the time period of the contract. These things happen.
“There is a little break coming up, which will help them, and I am confident they have enough to cope.'”