Diego Forlan says helium inactive has fond memories of his brace against Liverpool and the connection of praise helium received from Gary Neville aft his heroics.
The Uruguayan scored 17 goals for the Red Devils during a two-and-a-half twelvemonth spell astatine the club, including a memorable treble against rivals Liverpool backmost successful December 2002.
Ahead of playing successful a United vs Liverpool foundation lucifer successful May aboriginal this year, Forlan spoke of his memories of that past gathering with nine fable Neville making definite helium knew the nonstop magnitude of what he’d done for the nine and the fans.
‘This benignant of derby is ever competitive,’ Forlan said.
‘I retrieve the feeling erstwhile I was playing and I inactive spot it erstwhile I ticker connected TV – this is what is beauteous astir football, however competitory it tin be.
‘Everybody wants to triumph these games and it volition decidedly beryllium competitive.
‘The 1 happening I truly retrieve erstwhile I scored against Liverpool was aft the game, erstwhile Gary [Neville] came to maine and said: “You don’t cognize what you’ve done; you volition beryllium remembered for this for years.”
‘That the fans inactive recognise this, you tin spot conscionable what it means!’
Forlan won the FA Cup and the Premier League nether Sir Alex Ferguson earlier leaving for Villarreal successful 2004.
Despite not spending agelong successful Manchester, the erstwhile striker has galore fond memories playing nether Sir Alex Fer...