When he was a young player learning the game in Uruguay, Edinson Cavani idolized Diego Forlan, according to Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani.
Diego, who is eight years Cavani's senior, resigned from football in 2018 after a colossally fruitful vocation spreading over twenty years.
As well as turning into United's very first Uruguayan player when he endorsed in 2002, Forlan won two European Golden Boots, one at Villarreal, the other at Atletico Madrid, and was additionally named the 2010 World Cup's best player, having helped the South Americans to a first semi-final in quite a while.
That was Cavani's first competition with the double-cross bosses and he was more than happy to have the amazing chance to play with and gain from Forlan, having seen Diego lay down a good foundation for himself as one of Europe's most dreaded strikers.
Cavani said of his former teammate, "Yes, I was fortunate enough to have played alongside Diego." "Seeing players like Diego who had already made a name for themselves in the football world was fantastic for those of us who were just starting out our development as players."
"Because they were the type of players you'd watch from afar back home in the hopes of one day being able to play like them."
"As I said, it was a real pleasure and an honor for me to play alongside him, and we also got to share some really big moments with each other, such as playing together in big qualifying matches and then the World Cup finals in South Africa."
"It was truly unique, and I have wonderful memories that will last a lifetime as part of my life and career."
"I then had the opportunity to play with him in the national team, so it was a real honor for me to pick things up and learn from him, just as you should always try to learn from all those players who make their name in the world of football."
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