Manchester United pay tribute to the demise of football legend Diego Maradona

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Manchester United have paid tribute to Argentine legend Diego Maradona after news of his death was made public on Wednesday.

The Argentinian icon played against the club in a UEFA Cup winners cup quarter-finals clash against Barcelona in 1983/84 season.

Maradona inspired Barca to win the first leg 2-0, before the we fought back to win the second leg 3-0 and progress into the semi-finals.

The Argentine playmaker died at the age of 60 after a heart attack.

The club wrote: “Football has lost one of its greatest icons. Rest in peace, Diego Maradona.”