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The greatest player in the history of football this afternoon visisted the training ground of the best team in the world.

Diego joins United

Sir Alex Ferguson and his squad were delighted to meet one of the world's greatest-ever players on Friday when Diego Maradona joined them at Carrington.

The United players trained in front of the newly-appointed Argentina coach, who was keen to see how Carlos Tevez is shaping up ahead of this month's international friendly against Scotland at Hampden Park.

Birthday boy Rio Ferdinand, 30 today, told ManUtd.com: "We were like schoolkids around Maradona. We were all clamouring to get pictures taken with him.

"He came and watched us train and I think the gaffer might like him to come down every day, the way it raised everyone's standards! Everyone was trying to impress him.
"He is one of my heroes, if not the shining beacon when I was a kid. I had all his videos and loved watching him. He was a great player - a great team player and a great individual player.

"It was nice to shake his hand. It made my birthday, actually. I hope he goes back to Argentina and tells people he saw a great player in Rio Ferdinand!"

http://www.manutd.com/default.sps?pagegid={F9E570E6-407E-44BC-800F-4A3110258114}&redirectorid=news_story&newsid=6622124

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And so is the best team in the world debatable... after all the best team in Europe is Zenit St Petersburg as they won the European Super Cup :howler:
 

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This article states that everyone raised their standards during training when Maradona was there but the fat man that does the commentating for Setanta blames the Maradona circus on your loss today. :rollani:

It's funny to hear that world class players like Rio Ferdinand can still get giddy around their idols. Cool story.
 

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haha, I think many of us would hunt some of our players to get a picture with them. And they do the same. Nice. :D
 

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Yeah he could have came at the start of the week at least not friday, day before the game
Ah, so that's why Rooney and Ronaldo missed a couple of sitters...


Fcuk you, Diego.:mad:
 

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haha, I tried to read in the NB. I use a PC in the library, and it tells me "forbidden" content. :D They use a filter I think and I can imagine what words were filtered now.
 

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I do. Cheating Bargie.
 

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those are some fantastic pictures! I FELT I JUST HAD TO SAY THAT! :p

must be great for the players to meet a living legened like that. :)
 
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