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Ferguson: Evra, Forlan two brightest I worked with at Man Utd

Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson says Patrice Evra and Diego Forlan were two of the brightest footballers he's worked with.

Ferguson was speaking with the Big Issue.

"I've always been blessed with a good memory, but Patrice Evra? There's a man with a brain. He could speak five languages and was a great help in the dressing room. Lovely guy. His father was a diplomat. It showed.

"Even better: See Diego Forlan? When he was with us he was also a great linguist and could speak about five languages fluently.

"Earlier this year, when he signed for Osaka, I was told that he prepared about a week in advance and then gave a five-minute interview to the media in Japanese! Now that's impressive."

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