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Diego Forlan, aged 38, proves he's still got it with incredible free-kick for Kitchee

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Diego Forlan may have only spent two years at Manchester United, but fourteen years on from leaving he's still very much a cult hero amongst the club's fans.

He's remembered fondly for scoring a three-minute brace during a 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield in 2002, which United supporters still chant about.

Against Sunderland last season, for example, chants of, "Diego, wooah, Diego, wooah, he came from Uruguay, he made the Scousers cry," could be heard at the Stadium of Light.

They even caught the attention of Jose Mourinho, although the United manager needed Michael Carrick to explain to him what they meant.

"Soon after the match ended, I received messages which showed television footage of Jose Mourinho turning to Michael Carrick to ask who Diego was," said Forlan last year.

"United fans were singing about me in the away end, something which I cannot believe still happens. I loved my time at United and had a good relationship with supporters.

"But I am sure there are many others who say exactly the same, some of them who had more successful careers at the club than I had. And they do not get their names sung.

"It is all very flattering, but I love that catchy little song."

Diego Forlan of Manchester United celebrates scoring the first goal of the match

Forlan, now 38 years old, is still going strong in professional football and earlier this month joined Hong Kong Premier League club Kitchee.

And against BC Rangers on Sunday, the Uruguayan proved age is just a number with a stunning free-kick from at least 30 yards out.

In the video below, Forlan whips his strike into the top-right corner, giving the goalkeeper absolutely no chance.

PICK THAT ONE OUT

What a goal. Forlan may be nearing his 40s - he turns 39 in May - but class is permanent and and the striker clearly still knows how to find the back of the net.

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