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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

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

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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

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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...

Portsmouth 1 United 3

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11 February 2006: United put three past Pompey at Fratton Park, including a stunning strike from Cristiano Ronaldo...

Blackburn 4 United 3

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1 February 2006: Sir Alex Ferguson's side narrowly lost out in this action-packed league visit to Ewood Park...

Man City 3 United 1

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14 January 2006: Patrice Evra made his United debut in this derby-day defeat...

Birmingham 2 United 2

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28 December 2005: United dropped two points as Walter Pandiani struck a later equaliser for the home side...

United 3 West Brom 0

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26 December 2005: The Reds comfortably beat West Brom at Old Trafford on Boxing Day...

Aston Villa 0 United 2

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17 December 2005: Goals from van Nistelrooy and Rooney ensured United left Villa Park with maximum points...