Anfield, and Liverpool fans, are still haunted by Diego Forlan's name years after he hurt them. Fortunately for the Reds they don't have to worry about his return to Europe too much.

To become a legend at Manchester United you normally have to do something pretty special because the club has had so much success that they won't love just anyone.

However for Uruguyan striker Diego Forlan he only needed one match to turn himself into a bona fide Old Trafford cult hero and legend.

Diego Forlan

Forlan was loved at Old Trafford. Image: PA

In 2002 the striker was in his first full season in the Premier League with Manchester United and had just started scoring when the Red Devils rocked up to Anfield to face fierce rivals Liverpool.

Forlan netted twice in two minutes during a 2-1 win as Jerzy Dudek made a fool of himself, it led to a song that United fans still sing.

He came from Uruguay...Image: PA

15 years later and he's had a career that took him to great heights in Spain, Italy, Brazil, Japan and a return to his home country before joining Mumbai City last year.

Now he looks to be about to move to Norwegian side Sandefjord with club head scout Terje Liverod telling the press:

"I have known Diego for years and can confirm he is open to a move to Sandjeform and followed our 3-0 victory over Tromso in the Eliteserien online.

"We are working on a deal to get Forlan to Sandefjord. The opportunity to sign him is there, but we are talking about a lot of money, so we have to be realistic."

Forlan lit up the World Cup in 2010. Image: PA

Liverod confirmed why his team are hoping to sign the 38 year-old adding, "Despite being 38, he is the most professional player I have ever seen. He can add a little creativity to the squad.

"It would be an incredible signing and Forlan would completely revolutionise the squad as well as the entire region."

Forlan's best years might be behind him but he can still do a job in Norway we're pretty certain.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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