Ever since former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan was voted Golden Ball winner for best player at the 2010 World Cup there have been calls from many quarters for Sir Alex Ferguson to bring the Uruguay hit man back to Old Trafford. But the odds of it ever happening can only be described as highly remote at best. Ferguson simply does not sign players of his age unless he’s faced with exceptionally dire circumstances. Forlan nevertheless has fond memories of his time at Old Trafford – as manutd.com discovered when it had a chat with him prior to United’s recent 1-0 defeat of Valencia.
Of all the players linked to a possible Manchester United move this summer only one still has a chance of adding a World Cup winning medal to his collection. What’s more, he is the sole reason why Uruguay will be facing Holland in next week’s semi final. And 23 year old Luis Suarez himself is adamant that only United and Barcelona could tempt him to quit Ajax Amsterdam.
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 Uruguay international striker is having a remarkable World Cup in South Africa scoring three goals and sending his country to the semi finals.