Monday, November 28, 2022

Roy Keane and Ian Wright meet Man Utd flop Diego Forlan in Qatar as they take a break from their duties as ITV pundits

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ROY KEANE and Ian Wright had a surprise encounter after taking a break from their pundits duties.

That was after he encountered Manchester United flop Diego Forlan at the World Cup in Qatar.

The Uruguayan legend, 43, is in town to cheer on Luis Suarez and co in Thursday’s group stage opener against South Korea.

Forlan scored 36 goals in 112 games for his country.

And he was all smiles as he posed for a photo with ITV pundits Keane and Wright at a cafe.

The trio looked relaxed in casual attire as they braved the heat indoors with a drink.

And certainly plenty of fun stories exchanged, with the trio each having good careers as players.

In fact, Forlan and Keane know each other well, having worked together for Manchester United.

But while the Irishman had a fantastic career at Old Trafford, Forlans was less successful.

The forward has netted just 17 goals in 98 games under Sir Alex Ferguson.

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And he was sacked after just three seasons as he was unable to adapt to English football.

Forlan has managed to win a Premier League title and an FA Cup alongside former captain Keane.

And he quickly rebuilt his career, scoring goals at Villarreal and Atletico Madrid.

Uruguay are now hoping he can prove to be their talisman as they try to beat a tricky group that also includes Portugal and Ghana.

But they have to get past Son Heung-Min’s South Korea first thing tomorrow.

Since retiring from professional football in 2019, Forlan has turned to management.

A year later he took over Penarol in his homeland but was sacked after just 11 games.

Forlan fared little better at next club Atenas, lasting 12 games before being awarded the contract in September 2021.

And he has yet to accept a third job on the coaching bench.

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