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Ruud Reaction Hastens Man Utd Exit

Sir Alex Ferguson has explained why Ruud van Nistelrooy was allowed to leave Manchester United.

The Reds boss has pointed to how Ruud reacted to being dropped for the Coca Cola Cup final as the main reason.

Sir Alex said:

'How they adapt to (not being selected) is different with every player. Ruud was different in that way. That is exactly what happened. It makes it difficult for a manager because every time you come to pick a team for a major game there are two or three players you are hesitant about telling they are out of the team. That's either because they are great players, they have been great players in the past, or you have a certain relationship with them.'

Sir Alex played Louis Saha and Wayne Rooney in the final and Ruud cut a forlorn figure during the final and trailed behind his celebrating team mates after.

'Of course, sometimes a player doesn't agree with your decision. I am happy with that. All you can do is hope they will agree with the reasoning behind your decision.'

His departure leaves some very big boots to be filled though as he has been our top scorer for the last five years, his record stands up amongst the best ever in the Premiership with 150 goals in 219 games.




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Writer: Cantona Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 4 2006

Time: 2:29PM

Your Comments

You don't mess with Sir Alex, surely the players know this by now?
TheatreOfDreams
agreed but as the article says, he leaves some very big boots to fill, shame Sir Al couldn't make peace with Ruud instead.
SirAl
ruud was not playing to his full potential at the end of last season and in the world cup so i think he made the right decision
carrickisours
At the end of the day people Ruud had turned into a pampered pre madona and will fit in well with the over payed past it gallactico's. If he wasn't happy to sit on the bench then who needs him. I would give my left testicle to be in the united squad. Ole is a fine example of a great loyal player, if only there were more around like him
kieran_kelly
Shame to see him go...great striker
Druss_the_Legend
 

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