‘Atletico may have a hard time’

Diego Forlan believes Atletico Madrid “could have a tough time” against Manchester United in the Champions League.

The former Uruguay striker, who scored 257 goals in his career, had success at both clubs.

Forlan won the Premier League title in 2003 with United

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Forlan won the Premier League title in 2003 with Unitedcredit: GETTY
Forlan spent four years at Atlético, winning the European League and the Super Cup

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Forlan spent four years at Atlético, winning the European League and the Super CupCredit: EMPICS SPORT

Forlan won the Premier League and the FA Cup during his two-year stay at Old Trafford.

He also won the European League and the Super Cup with Atlético in 2010.

And although Forlan did his best in Spain, spending seven years of his career, he is tipped to have Atletico face “difficult times” against the Red Devils on Wednesday.

Tell Mark: “Manchester has players who have a lot of change of pace, a lot of pace and who like one by one.

“Atletico Madrid are not at their best at the moment, so they will be wary of those counter-attacks.

“If it comes to a match where Manchester finds that space and that long distance, Atletico could have a tough time.

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“Atletico will have to keep their streaks together to have a good chance of winning the match. It is a beautiful game of chess for both coaches.”

Atletico will be hoping Cristiano Ronaldo does not appear in Madrid, and lead United to victory.

The competition’s all-time top scorer is the Atletico man, having scored 25 goals in 35 matches against them.

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