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A former Manchester United goalkeeper has been trying his hand at rugby after linking up with the France national team during the Rugby World Cup . Fabien Barthez, who made 139 appearances for the Red Devils between 2000 and 2004, did not look out of place as he practiced conversions with the help of France kicking coach Vlok Cilliers.
Barthez was seen in a viral video clip smashing a kick through the posts alongside a number of France coaches before laughing with the staff shortly afterwards. He made it look easy as his effort sailed through the uprights, with his years of taking long goal kicks coming in handy. X , formerly Twitter, alongside the caption: “Fabien Barthez, world-class goalkeeper for France and Manchester United was in camp. I help him with a few pointers and look at the outcome!”
Fabien Barthez did not look out of place trying his hand at rugby (Image: X)
He went on to play for Marseille and Nantes before calling time on his professional career in 2007, after which he embarked on a number of exciting ventures.
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Barthez won a World Cup and two Premier League titles during his football career (Image: GETTY)
Motorsport has always been among Barthez’s passions, with the former United goalkeeper saying in 2013: “I have always been fascinated by motorsport, even when I was playing football. It always intrigued me. I wanted to understand what it felt like being in a car.”
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