Most of United fans know Diego Forlan as a flop signing who could score 16 goals in a total of 85 appearances with Manchester United. But the Uruguayan striker is having a remarkable World Cup in South Africa scoring three goals and sending his country to the semi finals.
Forlan also had a great season with Atletico Madrid as he helped them to win the Europa League glory this season when he scored two goals to see off Fulham in the final.
In the other hand, there are some fans who think Forlan was unlucky with United and could be given a third year at Old Trafford to prove his worth…but he moved to Spain and went from flop to one of the world’s best.
Rene Meulensteen, one of United backroom staff, agrees with those fans. He also thinks Diego Forlan moved to United at the wrong time. However, he would be pleased to see him wearing the red shirt again.
Meulensteen told Voetbal International: “Diego was at the wrong place at the wrong time. But we had some individual training with Diego, for months we worked hard.
“I told him, ‘what you learn here, you will take with you’. You are a player who adds something to every squad.
“He has developed fantastically, so complete – a top athlete. I really would welcome him back to Manchester United.”
Meulensteen said he sent Forlan a text message after he netted both goals in the victory over Fulham, reading: “Top class, if it’s up to me you will return to us.”
The striker reportedly replied: “I am ready for it.”
In my opinion, I don’t remember Sir Alex Ferguson buy back a player, he stated that he will do so only with Cristiano Ronaldo. So it seems difficult to see Forlan back to United.
Will you welcome back Diego Forlan?