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Manchester United Meet Diego Maradona In Dubai (PICTURES)

17/02/2014 11:03 GMT | Updated 17/02/2014 11:59 GMT

Manchester United enjoyed the company of footballing great Diego Maradona during their warm weather training in Dubai.

The Argentinian icon posed for pictures with Juan Mata, David de Gea, Javier Hernández, Adnan Januzaj, Rio Ferdinand, Robin van Persie and Alexander Büttner.

Maradona visited United's Carrington training ground in November 2008 when he was Argentina coach, as he checked on compatriot Carlos Tévez's progress at Old Trafford.

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Maradona with United's 2008-09 squad at their Carrington training ground

Juan Sebastián Verón and Gabriel Heinze are the only other two Argentines to have played for United.

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