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Ruud States The Obvious!

Ruud van Nistelrooy says he had to leave United because things weren't working out between him and Fergie. Wow, big surprise.

The Dutch star, to the dismay of many United fans, left in the summer of 2006 after warming the bench for the biggest chunk of the second part of that season.

Since then, he's been through a mini-revival at Real Madrid, very much like what Diego Forlan had enjoyed at Villarreal. United won the league and look stronger than ever so I don't know why they always go back to the issue of Ruud but there you, I'm also writing about it.

'It was not only me leaving, it was the club wanting me to leave,' Ruud told CNN.

'They wanted me to leave because it wasn't working out between me and the manager. We couldn't change that, and myself and the club chose to move on without each other.'

Well, we knew that, didn't we? It was quite obvious that Fergie wanted rid of him, as earlier in the case of Paul McGrath, Norman Whiteside, Gordon Strachan, Paul Ince, Jaap Stam, David Beckham... you know what I mean.

He and Diego proved two things: an ex-United player can still enjoy some success elsewhere, it's not inevitable that his career would get on a downwards spiral (OK, McGrath is also in this category) and that it's easier to score in Spain than in the Premiership.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 26 2007

Time: 9:18AM

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Easier to score in Spain? Why? Isn't it possible that only the change of environment worked wonders on them? I don't think defenders in Spain are much worse than their Premier League colleagues...
midlothian99
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26/09/2007 09:36:00

They got really good defenders, but they don't play as hard as the EPL, and the referees definately don't allow harder play. It would be suitable for Van, whom i remember the last few years struggling to get the ball down from the defenders' extreme pressure, nudges etc. unlike Louie who's doing it all night long for fun. Ruud was very predictable after his first year, which is like taking candy from a baby for EPL defenders, unless its someone like Drogba who's strong as an oxe.
alexpant
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26/09/2007 14:14:00

Spot on, alex, I agree.
Zae
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26/09/2007 15:07:00

 

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