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“I am very grateful for the reception. For me, it meant a lot to come back to be back here, stepping on the pitch again. I was even lucky enough to score in front of the Stretford End again."

- Ruud van Nistelrooy

02/06/2013 16:36, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Ruud's gratitude

“I think we went for it," he explained. “At 1-1, we were pushing for the win and the crowd were behind us. Dwight Yorke hit the bar and it looked like we were going to nick it, but then at the other end it was a fantastic chip – he really dinked it in, it was a fantastic finish. But I think everybody won today.

“It was fantastic. It was like nothing had changed, we were linking up and combining together. Scholesy was there and he drove the team on as the fittest of all of us. It was fantastic.”

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