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Solskjaer pays classy tribute to Diego Maradona

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reacted to Argentina legend’s passing.

Diego Maradona, one of the greatest players of all-time, died at the age of 60 on Wednesday and Solskjaer, who was a fan of the iconic World Cup-winner, paid tribute to the legend before Manchester United take on Southampton this weekend.

He passed away at his home in Tigre just two weeks after undergoing successful Surrey for a blood clot on his brain.

“It was a sad day, for me Diego Maradona will always be the best player I’ve seen live,” Solskjaer said, as per Manchester Evening News.

“A guy with unbelievable talent on the pitch, a smile always when you saw him. For me he will be the best that ever played football.”

Manchester Un iced have posted a tribute on their official Twitter account, explaining: “Football has lost one of its greatest icons. Rest in peace, Diego Maradona.”

Maradona’s story is a fascinating one. From poverty in Buenos Aires to lifting the World Cup at Mexico ’86.

In 1987 he made a very ordinary Napoli side champions and lead them to the Scudetto three years later, along with a Uefa Cup and a Coppa Italia.

RIP El Diego. Legend.

Tributes from Manchester United players past and present including Marcus Rashford, Rio Ferdinand, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Antonio Valencia.

The official Manchester United website published pictures from when Diego Maradona visited Sir Alex Ferguson and his players at Carrington.

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