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Loads of Man Utd fans pay tribute to Diego Forlan after striker retires from football

Former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan has retired from football at the age of 40.

The Uruguayan’s career spanned 22 years, including a two year spell at Old Trafford.

Forlan won the World Cup Golden Ball in 2010 as his national side reached the semi-finals in South Africa.

 “It hasn’t been easy, I didn’t want the time to come, but I knew it was going to come,” Forlan told Telemundo as quoted by the Sun.

“I have decided to stop playing football professionally.”

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The striker joined the Reds from Argentine side Independiente in 2002 and scored 17 times.

Forlan, who was unknown before he signed for United, did not have the greatest success at United, but is still known for his two goals at Anfield that ‘made the scousers cry’.

Forlan’s career ended at Hong Kong Premier League side Kichee SC after brief spells at Cerezo Osaka, Peñarol and Mumbai City.

Check out some reaction to Forlan’s retirement below: