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The Uruguayan has revealed he advised his countryman to consider a move to Old Trafford before he arrived at Anfield from Ajax for £22.8 million in January 2011

Uruguayan striker Diego Forlan has revealed he told countryman Luis Suarez to join Manchester United before his move to Liverpool in January 2011.

Suarez arrived at Anfield from Ajax in a £22.8 million deal and has propelled the Reds into a surprise Premier League title challenge this season, topping the scoring charts with 29 goals.

But Forlan, who now plays for J-League side Cerezo Osaka, has revealed things might have been very different had his international team-mate followed his advice.

"When Liverpool made him an offer," Forlan wrote in FourFourTwo, "I told him he should join Manchester United, but I also spoke well of Liverpool and their history.

“He loves playing at Liverpool. He likes the Premier League – and the fans love him because he’s a striker’s striker.

“He still chases everything, like Wayne Rooney used to before he moved deeper, and he’s learned from his mistakes. We all make them.”

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