WATCH: Man United fans may not like to be reminded of Diego Tristan

Former Deportivo de la Coruna star turns 40 today

BY Raf Diallo 18:43 Tuesday 5 January 2016, 18:43 5 Jan 2016

Diego Tristan celebrates scoring ©INPHO/Getty Images 2402143N DEPORTIVO V ZARAGOZA

As Deportivo de la Coruna get used to life in the top half of La Liga after some time away from the big-time, it's a reminder of a bygone era.

Just over 15 years ago, the side from the North-West of Spain were among the best in La Liga, beating the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona to the league title in 2000, taking the Copa del Rey two years later and regularly appearing in the Champions League.

Among their victims on the field in Europe was Manchester United with Depor famously triumphing 3-2 at Old Trafford in the 2001-02 group stages.

At the heart of that victory was then Spain international Diego Tristan who scored twice that night, including the winner on the hour thanks to a calamitous defensive error.

As the former West Ham forward (in 2008-09)- who was complimented at the time by the likes of ex-Brazil World Cup-winning midfielder Mauro Silva and the evergreen playmaker Juan Carlos Valeron - turns the ripe old age of 40, remind yourself of his magic at Old Trafford five years on from his retirement:


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