Ruud has retired

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    Edmeiste Banned

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    Ruuuuuuuud! I'll never forget his run against fulham and the day he relinquished the demons by scoring against Arsenal. I really felt for the man. Great professional and good to know he loves United.
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    150/220 says it all.
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    amolbhatia100 Barbiturates ain't got nothin' on me

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    Easily the best imo.
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    evil_geko Full Member

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    Ruuuuuuuuuuuud! :devil:
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    Best natural finisher I've ever seen, he made scoring goals looking so easy as anyone could do it.

    Thanks for everything Ruud!
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    ArmchairCritic You got pets me too mines are dead

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    One of my heroes, absolutely adored this guy. RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUD! Hope he enjoys retirement, maybe we should bring him in to give advice to Welbeck and the others on finishing, just like old times :drool:.
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    What a player, and what a goalscorer. Thank you Ruud.
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    cesc's_mullet Get a haircut Hippy!

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    Great player, fantastic striker - one of the very best of this generation. Always really hated the horse faced khunt but there's no denying his greatness.
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    Thanks for the memories, Ruud!
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    cesc's_mullet Get a haircut Hippy!

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    You know what, that just clicked with me. I hated him for his poxy celebration after he scored the penalty from Rooney's dive. Thought the celebration was WAY over the top from a simply penalty... But now I realise it was due to the miss in the 03/04 season.
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    mhm. it wouldn't have made sense otherwise.
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    One of my favorite players. I'm gutted that he's retiring. The way he left us was a shame, but at least he sorted it out later. One of the best goal scorers I've seen.
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    Eyepopper Lowering the tone since 2006

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    :( thanks for the memories Ruud.....
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    What a striker. Pure class on the pitch. Thanks Ruud.
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    Was so good to watch, whenever he got the ball in the box I expected a goal and most of the time it happened.

    Looked and moved like a horse but could actually skin players given the opportunity. One of the most clinical finishers I've seen.

    His famous free kick movement too, worked a treat :drool:
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    jakec nightclub John Terry

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    One of the best of all time.
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    Gazza Magic Carpet Pilot

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    The excitement when we (first / almost) signed him, and when it finally happened, was dangerous for teenage Me. That noise that followed him around almost immediately at Old Trafford will always remind me of him when it's used for other players now ("Ruuuuuuud").
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    I remember him saying he thought he was being booed for a while and didn't know why!
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    awesome player. deserved more for his time here. A class act.
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    :lol:

    ...uuuuuuuuuuuuuuud.......
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    Legend. Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuud!
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    Jippy Sleeps with tramps.

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    Utter legend. Just remembered this:lol:

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    De Selby Likes them tattooed and bald

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    A world-class player.

    Some here are calling him a poacher, but that does him a disservice I think. Hernandez is a poacher, Van Nistelrooy had a lot more to his game than just goal-hanging. His hold up play was excellent, for instance.
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    That's true. I think you could say that poaching was a particular element of their game, and one of his very best ones. He did have more to him than that. His link-up play was good.
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    Ole's_toe_poke Ole_Aged_Slow_Poke

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    Top player. Top man (except the last bit of ugliness at United).
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    Ruuuuuuuuuuud
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    wr8_utd :'(

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    The bad news just doesn't stop. Will always be my favourite footballer. Absolute legend for me.
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    Remember his fist pump celebration against Real after the 3-1 goal?? That goes to everyone who doesn't consider us being the greatest and the most beautiful club ever.

    10 years ago I couldn't watch PL matches but I would follow them on the TV-text. And when United did score, it read "van Nistelrooy xx" almost always. He was the type of a player I wish we had all the time. A constant threat for the opponent but also gives us time with the ball when the rest of the team is struggling. Simply put just a perfect striker.
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    one of my all time favourites
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    Back then I was still using the live text commentary on Manutd.com. It was painfully slow.

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    Dans First Team Elder

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    Legend.
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    Vato Watches other men wank.Supports Real.Coincidence?

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    Van Gol, what a legend! Fantastic striker who had a killer instinct in front of goal. Was phenomenal the time he was with us, thanks Ruud!
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    Bring him back like Scholes. :drool:
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    Loved him. Class act, loved his reverence for the club when he started.
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    :lol: I don't remember that.

    I'll always remember him for the penalty celebration against Arsenal. It was as if all xmas' came at once.

    1:13 for the build up 1:45 for the celebration . I think Daniel Bryan copied him.

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    101 2x G.N. Sweepstake Winner, Apprentice Winner 2013

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    Absolute machine. Love this guy!
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    amolbhatia100 Barbiturates ain't got nothin' on me

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    His hold up play was fantastic as well. I'll never forget the goal against Arsenal at highbury. THAT was the best title race I've seen. There was a magic about it that I haven't felt at any time this season. And that match at high bury was unforgettable. The link up for that goal and the chipped finish by Ruud was a thing of beauty.
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    LoveInTheAsylum Full Member

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    Shame his time at the club didn't coincide with us winning the amount that his contribution deserved. Greatest European Cup performer without a winners medal? Brilliant memories nonetheless, I remember that Basel goal like it was yesterday.
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    Fantastic player who really deserved to win more trophies during his time here.

    As for the poacher thing, well, while he might have become more of a stationary target towards the end of his career at Old Trafford which, in turn, made us a bit predictable, he was a fantastic all-round striker during his first 2 or 3 seasons with us.

    He had pace, mobility, could get involved in the build up or go long, worked hard for the team, had that knack of always being in the right place, and was obviously an absolutely lethal finisher.

    Like I said, it's a shame he didn't win more here but it's not as if he had a bad career is it?
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    forevrared Full Member

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    fecking loved Ruud and was gutted when he left. Very happy for him that in the end he didn't fall off (too much) after leaving United. I always held out a bit of hope he may come to MLS for a season.

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