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MANCHESTER UNITED have made a statement of intent by hammering Champions League semi-finalists RB Leipzig 5-0.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed Alex Telles missed the match because he has tested positive for coronavirus.

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Diego Maradona died on November 25 – the same day on which fellow footballing great George Best passed away 15 years ago

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DIEGO MARADONA sadly died on November 25 – the same day on which fellow footballing great George Best passed away 15 years ago.

Best, who helped Manchester United win the European Cup in 1968, was confirmed dead age 59 in 2005 after his long battle with alcoholism.

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Diego Maradona sadly died on November 25Credit: Reuters
Football legend George Best passed away on November 25, 2005

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Football legend George Best passed away on November 25, 2005Credit: PA:Press Association

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And now his reality TV star son Callum paid tribute to Argentine icon Maradona after the devastating news of his passing.

Callum, 39, tweeted: “Sad day ! What a icon , what a loss . What a team they will have up there.”

It comes after the shock news yesterday that Maradona – notorious for his infamous ‘hand of god’ goal against England – died at his home on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

His death comes two weeks after surgery following a bleed on the brain.

Maradona – who turned 60 last month –  has suffered a long battle with his health forcing him to make numerous trips to hospital in recent months.

His last words before he died were “Me siento mal” or “I don’t feel well” in English.

Maradona had gone back to bed after having breakfast with his nephew Johnny Esposito and telling him he was going to lie back down.

A nurse treating him at home later called an ambulance but he could not be saved, according to local reports.

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez declared three days of national mourning in honour of the star, who was a cultural icon and national hero.

Thousands of grieving fans took to the streets in Buenos Aires and Naples, and a minute’s silence before last night’s games in the Champions League.

Superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were among the masses paying tribute to Maradona.

And so did Brazilian great Pele – with whom Maradona was regularly paired as the best of all time.

He said: “I have lost a dear friend, and the world has lost a legend. One day, I hope, we will play soccer together in the sky.”

Messi wrote: “A very sad day for all Argentines and for football.

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Maradona coaches Lionel Messi while in charge with Argentina Credit: Reuters
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Maradona and Pele were regularly paired as the best of all timeCredit: AP:Associated Press

“He leaves us but does not leave, because Diego is eternal.

“I keep all the beautiful moments lived with him and I wanted to take the opportunity to send my condolences to all his family and friends.”

Ronaldo added: “Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius.

“One of the best ever. An unparalleled magician.

“He leaves too soon, but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled. Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten.”

England captain Harry Kane said: “Privileged to have met him. Very sad news. RIP Diego Maradona.”

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‘God is dead’: Europe’s papers pay moving tributes to Diego Maradona

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The world of football is in mourning after the death of Argentina icon Diego Maradona at the age of 60 from a heart attack.

The European football community will awake on Thursday to find an array of glorious tributes to Maradona, who played in both Spain and Italy with Barcelona and Napoli respectively.

But it is arguably France‘s L’equipe that has the most powerful front page on Thursday – a picture of Maradona stood proudly in an Argentina shirt with the headline: ‘God is dead’.

L'equipe's front page on Thursday pays tribute to Maradona with 'God is dead' on the front

L'equipe's front page on Thursday pays tribute to Maradona with 'God is dead' on the front

L’equipe’s front page on Thursday pays tribute to Maradona with ‘God is dead’ on the front

Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy lead with the powerful headline of 'I saw Maradona' alongside a picture of him kissing the World Cup trophy after winning the final at Mexico '86

Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy lead with the powerful headline of 'I saw Maradona' alongside a picture of him kissing the World Cup trophy after winning the final at Mexico '86

Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy lead with the powerful headline of ‘I saw Maradona’ alongside a picture of him kissing the World Cup trophy after winning the final at Mexico ’86

Tuttosport's front page also pays tribute to Maradona's finest moment and the No 10 shirt he became synonymous with

Tuttosport's front page also pays tribute to Maradona's finest moment and the No 10 shirt he became synonymous with

Corriere dello Sport lead with a picture of Maradona at Napoli with the headline 'Diego lives

Corriere dello Sport lead with a picture of Maradona at Napoli with the headline 'Diego lives

Tuttosport pay tribute to Maradona’s No 10 shirt as Corriere dello Sport say ‘Diego Lives’

Maradona’s touch, speed and poise was a fabulous combination on the pitch and propelled from the slums of Buenos Aires to timeless stardom through the world of football.

The unplayable level that he reached as he spearheaded Argentina’s surge to 1986 World Cup glory in Mexico that is most prominently remembered.

The Italian papers, in the country where he also thrived with Napoli, mainly lead with pictures of him in the blue and white of his country.

La Gazzetta dello Sport, with a picture of Maradona kissing the Jules Rimet trophy in 86, say: ‘I saw Maradona’.

Tuttosport have the picture of him being carried on the shoulders of his team-mates in the immediate aftermath of his World Cup triumph at the Aztec stadium, with the headline: ‘AD10S’, referencing the No 10 shirt that became synonymous with his career.

Corrierre dello Sport have a picture of Maradona in his Napoli days under the headline ‘Diego Lives’.

In Spain, the tributes to Argentina are just as gracious. Marca runs a powerful quote of Maradona reflecting on his life on its front page, which says: ‘If I die I want to be born again and I want to be a footballer.

Marca lead with a moving quote from Maradona reflecting on the success in his life

Marca lead with a moving quote from Maradona reflecting on the success in his life

Marca lead with a moving quote from Maradona reflecting on the success in his life

Mundo Deportivo also reference Maradona's No 10 shirt and say all of sport is mourning his death

Mundo Deportivo also reference Maradona's No 10 shirt and say all of sport is mourning his death

Sport, meanwhile, say that 'God is already in heaven'

Sport, meanwhile, say that 'God is already in heaven'

Mundo Deportivo (left) say all sport mourns Maradona as Sport say ‘God is already in heaven’

And I want to be Diego Armando Maradona again. I am a player who has brought joy to the people and that is enough for me.’

Mundo Deportivo – the Barcelona based publication – also run with an ‘AD10S’ style headline and say all of sport, not just football, are mourning his death.

Sport use the same picture as Tuttosport in Italy but with the headline: ‘God is already in heaven.’ 

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Sergio Aguero tweets tribute to Diego Maradona, who was his son’s grandfather

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Sergio Aguero has paid tribute to his former father-in-law and Argentine icon Diego Maradona following his tragic death at the age of 60 on Wednesday.

Football was left in a state of shock after Maradona passed away following a cardiac arrest, which came just a fortnight after he had surgery on his brain, and tributes immediately poured in throughout the world.

And Manchester City striker Aguero, after his involvement against Olympiacos in the Champions League on Wednesday, penned a poignant message on social media in honour of Maradona.

Sergio Aguero paid tribute to his former father-in-law Diego Maradona following his death

Sergio Aguero paid tribute to his former father-in-law Diego Maradona following his death

Sergio Aguero paid tribute to his former father-in-law Diego Maradona following his death

Aguero wrote on Twitter: 'We are never going to forget you. You will always be with us.'

Aguero wrote on Twitter: 'We are never going to forget you. You will always be with us.'

Aguero wrote on Twitter: ‘We are never going to forget you. You will always be with us.’

Legendary footballer Maradona (above) passed away at the age of 60 after a cardiac arrest

Legendary footballer Maradona (above) passed away at the age of 60 after a cardiac arrest

Legendary footballer Maradona (above) passed away at the age of 60 after a cardiac arrest

Alongside a picture of the pair embracing and Maradona winning the World Cup in 1986, Aguero captioned his Twitter post: ‘We are never going to forget you. You will always be with us. #GraciasDiego RIP.’

Earlier in the evening, Pep Guardiola described the late Maradona as one of the ‘few incredible players’ in football history. 

The Manchester City manager joined the world of football in paying tribute to Maradona after his side beat Olympiacos on Wednesday night, while Guardiola also gave his public support to striker Aguero, who is the Argentinian’s former son-in-law.

Pep Guardiola also paid tribute to Maradona after the Argentine's death on Wednesday

Pep Guardiola also paid tribute to Maradona after the Argentine's death on Wednesday

Pep Guardiola also paid tribute to Maradona after the Argentine’s death on Wednesday

Aguero was married to Gianinna Maradona, the youngest daughter of the former Argentine footballer who was there at the birth of the couple’s son Benjamin in 2009. 

The couple separated in 2012 with Aguero and Maradona reportedly falling out, but Guardiola still sent his thoughts and prayers to the Manchester City striker’s family.

The Spaniard told BT Sport on Wednesday night: ‘First (I think about) Sergio. His son, Diego was his grandfather. 

‘There was a banner in Argentina which says, “It doesn’t matter what you have done in your life, it matters what you have done in our lives.” Imagine what Maradona would have done in our generation (of football). 

‘There are few incredible players in our history, he’s one of them. He was someone who made this sport better. On behalf on Manchester City a big hug for all his family.’

Guardiola gave his support to City striker Aguero (pictured here with his son Benjamin)

Guardiola gave his support to City striker Aguero (pictured here with his son Benjamin)

Guardiola gave his support to City striker Aguero (pictured here with his son Benjamin)

Maradona was best known for his stunning attacking displays for Argentina, playing an integral role in the country’s 1986 World Cup triumph in Mexico, including two goals against England in the quarter-finals. 

The Argentine is also a cult-hero at Napoli and Boca Juniors, winning two Serie A titles with the former in 1987 and 1990 along with the 1989 UEFA Cup. 

Before joining the Italian side, Maradona spent two seasons at Barcelona and scored 38 goals in 58 games whilst playing for the Catalans.

Maradona is known for his time at Napoli - but also spent two seasons at Barcelona (above)

Maradona is known for his time at Napoli - but also spent two seasons at Barcelona (above)

Maradona is known for his time at Napoli – but also spent two seasons at Barcelona (above)

Guardiola (above) came through the Barcelona ranks just after Maradona left Barcelona

Guardiola (above) came through the Barcelona ranks just after Maradona left Barcelona

Guardiola (above) came through the Barcelona ranks just after Maradona left Barcelona

While former Barcelona midfielder Guardiola admitted he never played with Maradona, the Spanish manager understands the impact the legendary forward had on the game.  

Guardiola added: ‘When I arrived at the Barcelona academy, he left for Napoli and he was there before. 

‘It was a short time but the impact was not like what it was like in Argentina, in Boca or in Napoli but what he has done in the world of football is incredible.

‘In Argentina, people know (what he’s done). But he was one of the best for many people. There have been others (such as) Pele but he’s one of them. 

Maradona was an inspirational figure in Argentina, helping them win the 1986 World Cup

Maradona was an inspirational figure in Argentina, helping them win the 1986 World Cup

Maradona was an inspirational figure in Argentina, helping them win the 1986 World Cup

‘His influence in football and how he lived his professional, it’s difficult to find a personal player who loves the game more. It’s a sad day for football.’

The Argentinian Government have announced three days of mourning following Maradona’s death, while the residents of Napoli are flooding the streets of their city to pay tribute to their former forward.

Meanwhile, Guardiola’s City beat Olympiacos 1-0 on Wednesday evening thanks to a first-half goal form Phil Foden. 

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