Ruud Van Nistelrooy, one of the best strikers of the last two decades. Marco Van Basten’s designated heir played his best football for Manchester United but a publication reveals one of the reasons the magic broke.
When we talk about Ruud Van Nistelrooy we are talking about a real goal machine. He was one of the most respected strikers of the last twenty years of football and undoubtedly left many fond memories in the red side of Manchester. To be exact, 150 between league and various cups. Of course, he was not yet the prototype of the modern attacker but a ruthless finalizer that he only had to think about one thing: throw it in. And so he did. Then, however, in 2006, after more than 200 appearances for the Red Devils, the Dutchman signed for Real Madrid. And a publication by Alastair Campbell, former Blair government spokesman and close friend of Ferguson, reveals possible reasons for his departure from United.
OFFICIAL REASON – Officially, the reason the Dutch striker left the club is a heated argument with Sir Alex Ferguson, guilty of neither fielding him from the first minute nor of taking him over in the 2006 Carling Cup final against Wigan Athletic. Van Nistelrooy was furious and Ferguson deeply disappointed. The final, Manchester United, had brought her home with goals from Saha, Cristiano Ronaldo and a brace from Rooney. Game closed at 61 ‘. What use would another striker be? In fact, Fergie had replaced two defenders and a wing midfielder.
OFFICIAL REASON – But The Times published excerpts from the book by Alex Ferguson’s good friend, Alastair Campbell, from which we can see another possible reason for Van Nistelrooy’s departure from United after years of joys. “The straw that broke the camel’s back was when Van Nistelrooy told Cristiano Ronaldo that he had found a new father in Carlos Queiroz just after Ronaldo’s father, who was an alcoholic, died.” Carlos Queiroz was then Sir Alex’s assistant and tried to debunk the issue. “Carlos asked him to show respect and he said he didn’t respect anyone in there. After he apologized, but CR7 did not accept the apology ”.
FERGUSON IN CRISIS – To put someone like Ferguson in crisis was not easy. The legendary coach of the Red Devils has coached more or less every type of player and has always had great difficulty in having to choose the formations to be deployed, given the quality of the players he had available. Apparently, however, Van Nistelrooy did it: “Alex sent Van Nistelrooy home as soon as he found out about what happened. He wasn’t sure what he would do with him. ” Eventually, Ferguson figured out what to do with his striker: send him to Madrid, where he continued scoring for another four years. But will it be a coincidence that he also left Real after a year from the arrival of CR7?
May 4, 2022 (change May 4, 2022 | 07:58)
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