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Biography

A prolific goal-getter, Ruud van Nistelrooy’s scoring exploits at Old Trafford have safeguarded his place in United folklore.

  • Position

    Forward

  • Country

    Netherlands

  • Date of birth

    1 Jul 1976

  • Joined

    1 Jul 2001

  • United debut

    12 Aug 2001

    v Liverpool (N) Charity Shield

  • Left United

    28 Jul 2006

Neville and Scholes argue over Van Nistelrooy

 Article

You need to read why Gary and Paul are at odds about Ruud in the latest episode of The Debate.

  • published time 7 day agoNews

GOTD: van Nistelrooy v Southampton

 Video

Goal of the Day | Ruud van Nistelrooy scored our first goal at the St Mary's Stadium during our 3-1 win there in 2001...

  • published time Aug 22Video

Ruud's 'proud moment' with Sir Alex

 Article

Find out why the two former Reds were briefly reunited on Tuesday night.

  • published time Aug 22News

United's full record in Premier League openers

 Article

We recall how the Reds have fared in the first game of every league season since 1992.

GOTD: Van Nistelrooy v Newcastle

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This equaliser at Newcastle was one of 23 league goals Ruud scored in 01/02. Enjoy them all now via our PL Collection...

  • published time Jun 22Video

What it takes to return from a serious setback

 Article

Reds of past and present have been challenged by the demanding process that comes with a long-term injury or illness.

United feats: Ruud's scoring streak

 Article

As van Nistelrooy heads into management, we recall his truly unique United feat.

Which ex-Reds are currently managers?

 Article

We look at dugouts across England and further afield, following Ruud van Nistelrooy's appointment as PSV Eindhoven boss.

Good luck in your managerial career, Ruud

 Article

Read the full story on United legend van Nistelrooy taking on his first job as a head coach.

  • published time Mar 22News

Goal of the Day: Van Nistelrooy v Bayern Munich

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Ahead of Netherlands v Germany, here's a Dutchman scoring in Deutschland, for United back in November 2001...

  • published time Mar 22Video

Which United legend deserves your vote?

 Article

An incredible 12 Reds are on the 25-man shortlist for this year's Premier League Hall of Fame intake.

  • published time Mar 22News

Reds nominated for Premier League Hall of Fame

 Article

Find out how many of our former players are among the 25-man shortlist that you can vote on now.

  • published time Mar 22News

Goal of the Day: Van Nistelrooy v Southampton

 Video

Ruud van Nistelrooy showed off his Dutch mastery with this goal against Southampton, from a sublime Paul Scholes pass...

  • published time Jan 22Video

Bolton 1 United 2

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1 April 2006: United cut Chelsea's lead at the top of the league to seven points with seven games remaining...

United 1 West Ham 0

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29 March 2006: The Reds made it seven league wins in a row as Ruud van Nistelrooy scored the only goal of the game...