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Roy Keane and Ian Wright bump into Man Utd flop Diego Forlan in Qatar as they take break from ITV punditry duties

ROY KEANE and Ian Wright had a surprise encounter after taking a break from punditry duties.

That’s after bumping into Manchester United flop Diego Forlan at the Qatar World Cup.

Roy Keane and Ian Wright bumped into Man Utd flop Diego Forlan in Qatar
Keane and Forlan know each other well from their time together at Man Utd

The Uruguay legend, 43, is in town to cheer on Luis Suarez and Co in Thursday’s group stage opener against South Korea.

Forlan netted 36 goals in 112 appearances for his country.

And he was all smiles as he posed for a photo with ITV pundits Keane and Wright inside a cafe.

The trio all looked relaxed in casual gear as they beat the heat with a drink indoors.

And there are sure to have been plenty of fun tales exchanged, with the trio each enjoying fine playing careers.

Indeed, Forlan and Keane know each other well after working together for Manchester United.

But while the Irishman had a fantastic Old Trafford career, Forlan’s was less successful.

The striker only scored 17 goals in 98 games under Sir Alex Ferguson.


And he was cut loose after just three seasons as he failed to adapt to English football.

Forlan did manage to win a Premier League title and FA Cup alongside former captain Keane.

And he quickly rebuilt his career by getting amongst the goals at Villarreal and Atletico Madrid.

Uruguay are now hoping he can prove to be their talisman as they look to negotiate a tricky group that also includes Portugal and Ghana.

But they must first get past Son Heung-Min’s South Korea tomorrow.

Since retiring from professional football in 2019, Forlan has turned his hand to management.

He took charge of Penarol in his homeland a year later, but was sacked after just 11 matches.

Forlan fared little better at next club Atenas, lasting 12 games before getting the chop in September 2021.

And he is yet to take a third job in the dugout.

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