Sir Alex Ferguson has come out and said that he still keeps in touch with ex Manchester United striker Diego Forlan. Famous chant which was sang by Manchester United fans when Diego scored for fun against the scousers was:
He came from Uruguay,
He made the Scousers cry”
Forlan has currently guided Uruguay to the last four in the World Cup in South Africa in which Sir Alex Ferguson wished him well ahead of the semi-final against Holland on Tuesday Night.
Ferguson saw that Forlan found it hard to impress at Old Trafford during his stay between 2002 and 2004 so thought it was best to sell him and see would be improve into a better player.
“I sent him a text the other day. He’s been fantastic and we’re all proud of him,” Ferguson told SunTalk.
“There was never a problem with him at Old Trafford, it was just the combination of him and Van Nistelrooy did not work.
“The boy had other issues, his sister’s health in Spain. He always wanted to get to Spain at some point. The only criticism of ourselves was that we sold him too cheaply.
“He could have been a hero. He was a great lad, a magnificent professional, spoke five languages and was a great tennis player.”