Video: Diego Forlan still doing the business with superb free-kick

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Former Manchester United forward Diego Forlan scored an outstanding free kick for Cerezo Osaka in the J. League on Sunday.

Diego Forlan has something of an intriguing relationship with his former club Manchester United and English football in general. Signed as a relative unknown by Alex Ferguson in 2002, the striker struggled to impress at Old Trafford, and didn't really make his name until he left in 2004, winding up in La Liga where he proved himself one of the top goal machines in Europe.

What he did do at United though, and something the fans still remember to this day, is score a quick-fire double to beat Liverpool at Anfield, as well as net a couple of winners in tight games with Chelsea.

For that reason, his record of 17 goals in 97 games for the Red Devils is thought of with a little more affection than many would expect.

As mentioned above, Forlan proved himself a classy player in Spain, scoring 59 times in 128 games for Villarreal and earning a move to Atletico Madrid, where he was even better, scoring 96 goals in 196 games.

Now 35 years old, Forlan has 112 caps to his name for Uruguay, but is playing his club football in the Japanese second division with Cerezo Osaka.

But, proving that he still has some of the ability that made him one of Europe's top strikers, and has been keeping him in the international fold, Forlan curled in a beautiful free kick against Tokyo Verdy on Sunday to earn a 1-1 draw.

Bending it over the wall and inside the near post, it was an effort former teammate David Beckham would have been proud of. 

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