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Atletico Madrid ace Forlan hopes Man Utd memories now over

Atletico Madrid Europa League hero Diego Forlan hopes his performance in victory over Fulham ends doubts about him in England.

After scoring an extra-time winner against Liverpool in the semi-final as well, Forlan has certainly had a lot of fun at England's expense in the competition.

It is a quite staggering change from his time at Manchester United, when he was written off.

"I don't know whether people in England are looking at me in a different way, but I am playing well and I am enjoying it," said Forlan, who will be part of the Uruguay squad at this summer's World Cup.

"Manchester United were a really good team, with great players, but it was difficult for me to play.

"I spoke to Sir Alex and told him that I wanted to leave to try and get regular football. That is why I am so happy at Atletico."

Amazingly, for all the money spent by Barcelona and Real Madrid, Atletico are the only Spanish team to win a European trophy this season, a feat Forlan is determined to celebrate.

"We are bringing a title back to Spain," he added. "Hopefully tomorrow we can dress Madrid in red."

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