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15th Nov 2015

Ronaldinho’s best bits from David Beckham’s UNICEF game show he’s still great entertainment value

Genius at work

Simon Lloyd

Yes, it was only a friendly – but the sight of Ronaldinho taking to the Old Trafford turf is still worth a watch.

A decade ago, the Brazilian was pulling the strings for Barcelona. Regarded as the catalyst for the spell of success which they still appear to be enjoying at the Nou Camp, Ronaldinho was the world’s best at the time.

A sudden decline saw him head to AC Milan and his career never hit the same heights again.

He might well have lost a bit of speed and gained a few pounds as the years have passed, but his inclusion in David Beckham’s UNICEF charity game at Old Trafford has shown that he’s still great entertainment value…