Ruud van Nistelrooy – “How Sir Alex kept me hungry for more” | Official Manchester United Podcast

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It’s the long awaited arrival of Ruud van Nistelrooy to the UTD Podcast. The Dutch goal machine joined the Pod to look back on his career – and his goal-laden years at Old Trafford in particular.

Ruud went into great detail about his failed move to Manchester United the first time around, revealing the emotions and conversations that went on in 2000.

He also spoke about Man Utd’s fierce rivalry with Arsenal, how he felt in direct competition with Thierry Henry, and that missed penalty incident with Martin Keown.

We also addressed the rumours about his conflict with Cristiano Ronaldo. Ruud told us about training ground bust-ups and how things stand between the two since then.

Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you’d like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail

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