Diego Forlan has admitted for the first time that he was sacked from Manchester United for wearing the wrong football boots.
The Uruguayan and Atletico Madrid striker, who these days wears the adidas F50i, was a United player between 2002 and 2004 making over 60 league appearances.
Forlan currently uses the adidas F50i
But his time at Old Trafford came to an abrupt end when manager Sir Alex Ferguson caught him wearing inappropriate football boots.
Speaking to the official Champions League magazine, Forlan explained:
Ferguson wanted me to play with high studs, the interchangeable ones that suit wet pitches. But I feel more comfortable in low ones. I agreed to change boots, but I didn’t. Against Chelsea, I slipped in front of goal and wasted a chance.
Afterwards, I rushed to the dressing room to change boots. Ferguson caught me. He grabbed the boots and threw them. That was my last game for United.