Ruud Van Nistelrooy

Manchester United

Top 5 Ruud Van Nistelrooy goals

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It's always a nice nostalgic treat to see Manchester United bring out players from the club's illustrious past for a friendly, and they did so again to great effect this past weekend with Real Madrid in town for a second Legends match of this summer. The game ended 2-2, with United winning the tie 5-3 on aggregate, but these friendly meetings are more a chance to bask in United's yesteryear andsee a flash of quality or two from a footballing great when they roll around.

The moment Van Nistelrooy’s United career ended

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The catalyst to Manchester United's latter stint of success was the 2006 League Cup final. Like Jose Mourinho stuck with Sergio Romero for the Europa League final, given how option he had played in the competition up until that point, Sir Alex Ferguson chose Louis Saha over Ruud van Nistelrooy. Saha was the top scorer in the competition and scored in the final.

Roy Keane pricetags former Manchester United teammates in today’s transfer market

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Manchester United legend and former midfielder Roy Keane has claimed that his ex-Red Devils teammate Ryan Giggs would be worth £2 billion in today’s ‘mind-boggling’ transfer market.

The market peaked with Brazilian star Neymar’s record breaking £198 million move to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this summer, but the Republic of Ireland assistant manager revealed his concern over some of the transfer deal figures for bare ‘average’ players.

Man Utd big winners, Southampton left sweating

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Paris (AFP) Wayne Rooney claimed a piece of club history as he set Manchester United on the way to a 4-0 Europa League win over Feyenoord on Thursday that saw them close on the last 32.

Rooney got the opening goal against the Dutch side at Old Trafford to score for the 39th time in Europe, matching Ruud van Nistelrooy's club record.

Man Utd big winners, Southampton left sweating

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Paris (AFP) Wayne Rooney claimed a piece of club history as he set Manchester United on the way to a 4-0 Europa League win over Feyenoord on Thursday that saw them close on the last 32.

Rooney got the opening goal against the Dutch side at Old Trafford to score for the 39th time in Europe, matching Ruud van Nistelrooy's club record.

Record-breaker Rooney shuts down booze talk

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Wayne Rooney gave short shrift to talk about his recent off-field indiscretions while on England duty after breaking Manchester United's European goal-scoring record against Feyenoord on Thursday.

Rooney, 31, scored his 39th European goal in a 4-0 victory to eclipse Ruud van Nistelrooy as the club's leading scorer in UEFA competitions and move to within one goal of Bobby Charlton's club record of 249.

Record-breaker Rooney shuts down booze talk

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Wayne Rooney gave short shrift to talk about his recent off-field indiscretions while on England duty after breaking Manchester United's European goal-scoring record against Feyenoord on Thursday.

Rooney, 31, scored his 39th European goal in a 4-0 victory to eclipse Ruud van Nistelrooy as the club's leading scorer in UEFA competitions and move to within one goal of Bobby Charlton's club record of 249.

Record man Rooney gives Man Utd Europa lift

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Wayne Rooney became Manchester United's outright leading European goal-scorer as Jose Mourinho's side enhanced their chances of progressing in the Europa League by sinking Feyenoord 4-0 on Thursday.

Rooney struck in the 35th minute to claim his 39th European goal, one more than Ruud van Nistelrooy, and move to within just one goal of Bobby Charlton's all-time club scoring record of 249.

Record man Rooney gives Man Utd Europa lift

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Wayne Rooney became Manchester United's outright leading European goal-scorer as Jose Mourinho's side enhanced their chances of progressing in the Europa League by sinking Feyenoord 4-0 on Thursday.

Rooney struck in the 35th minute to claim his 39th European goal, one more than Ruud van Nistelrooy, and move to within just one goal of Bobby Charlton's all-time club scoring record of 249.

Champions League Final History: Results, Winners, Records, Goalscorers & Venues

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The Champions League is UEFA’s biggest competition and arguably the most important club competition in the world. The competition as it is today is a rebranding of the old European Cup, with the 2015/16 Champions League the 24th season in the new format, and the 61st in the history of the tournament.

PICTURE: Ruud and Welbeck chat at England game

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As the players came out for the second half of England's international friendly against Holland, former Manchester United strikers, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Danny Welbeck, were spotted having a chat.

Van Nistelrooy is a coach for Holland while Welbeck was named on the bench for England.

Remember when… we stuffed Roma 7-1?

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To mark the 10th anniversary of RoM, there will be several articles remembering some of the best moments for Manchester United fans over the past decade. Richard Cann has spoken about one of his favourite memories.

The three year period between the Premier League title of 2002-03 and the 2006-07 seasons was a lean time for United.

10 years of RoM

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When Manchester United ended Arsenal's 49 game unbeaten run in October 2004, winning 2-0, I was beside myself with happiness. The hatred really was at its peak back then and seeing United upset them so much, that their players even resorted to petulantly throwing pizza in the tunnel, was just fantastic.

RoM Reads

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Scott gives player ratings for ESPN following United's 3-0 win over Stoke.

Scott writes for uMAXit about how the fan reaction to Southampton defeat may have inspired change in tactics.

The Guardian sings the praises of Rooney.

The Telegraph looks at how Guardiola's move to City effects United.

New milestone beckons for history man Jamie Vardy

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Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy can make history for the second weekend running when the Premier League's early-season over-achievers visit slip-sliding Swansea City.

Vardy's goal in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United saw him set a new Premier League record of scoring in 11 consecutive matches, eclipsing the mark set by United old boy Ruud van Nistelrooy in 2003.

New milestone beckons for history man Jamie Vardy

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Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy can make history for the second weekend running when the Premier League's early-season over-achievers visit slip-sliding Swansea City.

Vardy's goal in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United saw him set a new Premier League record of scoring in 11 consecutive matches, eclipsing the mark set by United old boy Ruud van Nistelrooy in 2003.

Van Gaal warns of “nasty” Vardy

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Louis Van Gaal has warned Manchester United will have to pay particular attention to Jamie Vardy when they travel to Leicester tomorrow afternoon.

Claudio Ranieri's side are surprisingly top of the table with a third of the season already played and the United manager knows all about the threat Vardy poses after the England international scored in Leicester's win over United last season.

Ruud van Nistelrooy Wishes Jamie Vardy Luck Ahead Of Potential Record-Breaking Feat

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Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy has enjoyed an incredible 2015/16 season so far, with the speedy striker finding the back of the net in each of his last nine Premier League games. On Saturday against Newcastle, the England hitman can make it 10 in a row and thus equal the record, currently held byMan Utd legend Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Blind: I used to watch Ruud playing for United

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Manchester United hero, Ruud van Nistelrooy, is Danny Blind's assistant manager for the Dutch national team. Daley Blind has reflected on when he first saw the former striker and what it is like working alongside him now.

I first met Ruud when he became the assistant manager for the Dutch team and he's a really great person.

Pique: I was happy at United

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Gerard Pique has reflected on his time at Manchester United, when he barely played thanks to the form and fitness of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.

When I was there Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Cristiano Ronaldo, Giggs, Scholes, Roy Keane. We won the Champions League in 2008. We won the league.

Most Goals in Champions League – the Top 10

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list of 'most goals in Champions League history' after he became the first player on earth to reach 80-goal-milestone in the UCL during Tuesday's 4-0 group stage victory over FC Shaktar Donetsk, per UEFA.

Five Players With a Flying Start for Manchester United

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Five Players With a Flying Start for Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal understands what it means for any player(let alone being a youngster who is likened with Thierry Henry) to score on debut and how it feels to get your name on the scoresheet against your fiercest rival Liverpool.

Sir Alex Ferguson admits approach to discipline could have cost him titles at Manchester United

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Sir Alex Ferguson admits his tough approach to discipline could have cost him Premier League titles during his time at Manchester United.

Ferguson, who won 13 league titles at United, had a number of high-profile bust-ups with some of the best players in the world during his 27-year tenure at Old Trafford.

Nicky Butt – A scrapper not a fighter

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Watching football, and United in particular, is a visceral experience, a sharp, intense mess of bodies, noise and smells. So it's not surprising that the majority of fan favourites are linked by a single trait: they are men with whom it is deeply unwise to fuck. In my own lifetime, that includes Remi Moses, Bryan Robson, Norman Whiteside, Mark Hughes, Paul Ince, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Jaap Stam, Wes Brown, Ruud van Nistelrooy – sadly, in theory only Nemanja Vidic, and though, Rojo shows promise, none of the current ponces.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Louis Saha on replacing Van Nistelrooy in League Cup final and Falcao injury advice

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Ruud van Nistelrooy was one of the greatest strikers Manchester United has ever seen but left the club in the summer of 2006 after a falling out with Sir Alex Ferguson.

After being the top scorer in the competition, Louis Saha was chosen ahead of the Dutchman when United took on Wigan in the League Cup final.

Falcao: Van Nistelrooy and Cantona were stars I looked up to

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Radamel Falcao has talked about the former Manchester United players who he used to look up to when he was growing up, with Eric Cantona and Ruud van Nistelrooy the strikers he singles out for praise.

"I always admired Ruud van Nistelrooy in my position," he said. "He was a star attraction for me.

Roy Keane Reveals Reasons Behind His Manchester United Departure

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Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has shed new light on the reasons behind his Old Trafford exit in 2005.

Rumors have circulated for years that Keane's departure from the club stemmed from a MUTV interview where the United midfielderinfamously blasted teammates Rio Ferdinand, Edwin van der Sar, Ruud van Nistelrooy, John O'Shea, Darren Fletcher, Kieran Richardson and Alan Smith.

5 reasons why Radamel Falcao will fail at Manchester United

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The Holy Trinity for the Red Devils?

There was much media hype when Manchester United announced the deadline day signing of Colombian superstar Radamel Falcao, with many broadcasters hailing his arrival in the North West of England as a statement of intent from Louis Van Gaal.

RVP to learn from former United goalscoring hero

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Former Manchester United striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy has been working closely with Robin Van Persie to help his compatriot to remain deadly in front of goal, as he once was.

Van Nistelrooy wasnamed in Guus Hiddink's staff for the Holland squad as the former Chelsea manager replaced Louis Van Gaal in charge of the Oranje and the former United striker has been working as a coach to the strikers.

Glazers Are Not to Blame For Lack of Squad Quality at Manchester United

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This will not be a popular opinion, but the Glazers and Ed Woodward are not to blame for the lack of squad quality at Manchester United. The facts show that the Glazers have loosened the purse strings whenever they have been asked to.

Here is a comparison that will further elucidate this point.

English Premier League

The remarkably rapid rise of Tottenham Hotspur new boy Vincent Janssen

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Vincent Janssen to Tottenham Hotspur is one of the biggest deals of the 2016 transfer window so far. Dutch football expert Michiel Jongsma has followed Janssen's career closely. Here's...

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Philippe Coutinho, Harry Kane, Vardy… Names of the Premier League, week 13

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We're a third of the way through the Premier League campaign and yet the 2015/16 season is still impossible to call. Week 13 provided another week of exhilarating action with plenty of twists and...

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Newcastle Fans Show Class Under Difficult Circumstances

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When Jamie Vardy scored in stoppage time in the first half to put Leicester City ahead yesterday it wasn't particularly good for us. But the Newcastle fans applauded the achievement of the Leicesterstriker who had just equalled Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of having scored in 10 consecutive Premier League games.

International Tournaments

Recreativo de Huelva face a race against time to avoid extinction

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The eyes of the soccer world, quite rightly, are tuned to a pair of rather big international tournaments, Euro 2016 and Copa Centenario. However by the time both competitions end, Spain could see it's oldest club disappear from existence.

Recreativo de Huelva requires 2 million euros by June 30 in order to survive.

Recreativo de Huelva face a race against time to avoid extinction

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The eyes of the soccer world, quite rightly, are tuned to a pair of rather big international tournaments, Euro 2016 and Copa Centenario. However by the time both competitions end, Spain could see it's oldest club disappear from existence.

Recreativo de Huelva requires 2 million euros by June 30 in order to survive.

Thierry Henry

Wilson: Great watching Ruud score for the team I supported

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James Wilson has spoken to MUTV about which strikers have been his favourite.

Wayne Rooney "He broke through at Everton when he was 16 or 17 which was a similar age to me [when I made my debut]. Then he got regular first-team football from then on, so that's an inspiration for me.

Chicharito leaves for Real Madrid

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Javier Hernandez has joined Real Madrid on a season long loan, with the Spanish club having the first option to buy him at the end of the season.

Chicharito leaves United with the fourth best scoring rate in Premier League history. With 130 minutes per goal, Chicharito is behind Sergio Aguero (113 minutes), Thierry Henry (122) and Ruud van Nistelrooy (128).

The Rest

Newcastle Unchanged – Jamie Vardy Starts For Leicester

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The Newcastle team has just been announced the team for the important game today and as expected it's unchanged from the side that won 1-0 at Bournemouth last time out. Jamie Vardy has presumably passed his fitness test and he will start the game against Newcastle today and try to equal Ruud van Nistelrooy's record [.

Postcards from Yesteryear: Netherlands 2-3 Czech Republic, Euro 2004

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Ex-Heerenveen Striker Alfred Finnbogason Faints On Stage While Picking Up Eredivisie Top Scorer Award (Video)

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Having left Heerenveen to join Real Sociedad in July, Icelandic striker Alfred Finnbogason travelled back to the Netherlandsearlier in the week to pick up his award for finishing up as the top goalscorer in the Eredivisie last season.

However, while picking up his prize from previous two-time recipient Ruud van Nistelrooy, it all got a bit too much for a visibly overwhelmed Finnbogason, who promptly wobbled a bit before fainting on stage.