Manchester United cult hero Diego Forlan swaps football for tennis

Manchester United cult hero Diego Forlan has been making an impression on the tennis court.

The Uruguayan is best known as a goalscorer in the beautiful game, and making the Scousers cry, but the 45-year-old has traded free-kicks for forehands as he competes in the ITF Tour.

Forlan retired from playing football in 2019 following a short spell in Hong Kong with Kitchee. Since then he has managed Penarol and Atenas in his native Uruguay.

This week, Forlan travelled to Peru to play in an ITV MT1000 event in Lima – competing in the 45+ category.

The former United striker has reached the quarter-final where he will face Brazilian Antonio Amaro da Silva Filho.

In a video, circulating online, Forlan serves the ball adequately before striking a forehand.

Talk about being multi-talented!

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