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Man Utd hero Diego Forlan explains how Cristiano Ronaldo was so different to David Beckham

Manchester United signed Ronaldo from Sporting Lisbon back in the summer of 2003, with the winger coming in to replace Beckham.Beckham had chosen to leave Old Trafford for Real Madrid that summer following a breakdown in his relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson.And Forlan, who was a United player when Ronaldo arrived, has revealed the Juventus forward was an ‘egotist’ during his time at Old Trafford.

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He spent all day looking in the mirror.”Forlan struggled during his time at United but became a cult hero by scoring some big goals at key moments.A brace against Liverpool at Anfield was the highlight, while he also struck a fine goal against Chelsea during the 2002/2003 campaign.Forlan was also part of the United side when Ferguson and Beckham clashed.

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What Man Utd hero Beckham said when he saw James score vs Chelsea And Forlan has also opened up on that incident, adding: “It was a tremendous rift.

“It was after a match against Arsenal in the FA Cup and Ferguson was not happy because Robert Pires had made a break down the left, Gary Neville was caught too far forward, and Beckham did not cover.“In the locker room, Ferguson and Beckham began to insult each other.“Every insult was worse than the last one and both men wanted to have the final word.

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.“Ferguson turned around and saw a boot lying on the floor and kicked it toward Beckham. A stud hit him in the eyebrow and he was cut.“We all saw the blood and thought no, that didnt happen.....


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