Diego Forlan has revealed he would love to rejoin Manchester United and score against Liverpool once again.

In his column for Uruguayan paper The National, he said: “I had offers to play in England this summer and last.

“The only team I will play for in England is Manchester United.

“If Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford all were out of the picture, I would be happy to go on an emergency loan and help out United.

“Maybe play at Liverpool away, score a goal or two and then make way when the injured come back.”

He is also confident Manchester United can be ‘real contenders’ for the Premier League title under Jose Mourinho this season.

United have failed to finish higher than fourth in the table since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement three years ago and will also have no Champions League football to look forward to for the second time in the same period.

Louis van Gaal paid the price for his failure to guide United into the top four last season as he was replaced at the helm by former Chelsea boss Mourinho.

Forlan, who spent two-and-a-half years as a striker for United and is fondly remembered by fans for his winning brace against Liverpool, believes the club have appointed ‘the right man’ in Mourinho.

With Mourinho having added Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to his squad, and with Paul Pogba close to completing a move, Forlan expects United to be title challengers.

Forlan, whose final appearance for United in August 2004 came in Mourinho’s first Premier League match as Chelsea manager, feels the lack of Champions League football will also boost his old club’s title chances.

He added: “They have no Champions League football next season, and I am sure Mourinho will use the Europa League as a chance to develop the youngsters at the club.

“Like Leicester last season they can give their big players a week’s rest between games, and that could make all the difference for them.”


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