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14th Oct 2015

Diego Forlan reveals the best footballer he played alongside

High praise

Robert Redmond

Surprise choice?

Diego Forlan has played alongside some world class players. The Uruguayan lined up alongside footballers such as Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Ruud van Nistelrooy at Manchester United, as well as a young Cristiano Ronaldo.

At his next club, Villarreal, Forlan played with Argentine playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme, and at Atletico Madrid he struck up a lethal partnership with Sergio Aguero.

While, at international level, Forlan played with Luis Suarez, so it’s safe to say the 36 year old knows a world class player when he sees one.

When asked, during an interview with Fox Sports Radio, who was the best player he featured alongside, Forlan didn’t even have to think about his answer.MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 6: Diego Forlan of Man Utd celebrates with Paul Scholes after scoring the fourth goal during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on December 6, 2003 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)“Paul Scholes,” the striker said. Scholes and Forlan were teammates for two years, between 2002 and 2004, at Old Trafford, and Forlan seemed struck by how good the former United midfielder was.

“The ginger fella was 30 metres from goal, he grabbed [the ball] and hit it at goal like it was nothing, leaving everyone surprised.”

The highest praise possible from Forlan.

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