Ruud van Nistelrooy - "How Sir Alex kept me hungry for more" | Official Manchester United Podcast
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It's the long awaited arrival of Ruud van Nistelrooy to the UTD Podcast. The Dutch goal machine joined the Pod to look back on his career - and his goal-laden years at Old Trafford in particular.
Ruud went into great detail about his failed move to Manchester United the first time around, revealing the emotions and conversations that went on in 2000.
He also spoke about Man Utd's fierce rivalry with Arsenal, how he felt in direct competition with Thierry Henry, and that missed penalty incident with Martin Keown.
We also addressed the rumours about his conflict with Cristiano Ronaldo. Ruud told us about training ground bust-ups and how things stand between the two since then.
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  • Prince Sor Lo
    Prince Sor Lo

    i like C ron for standing up for Rudd when he walked away from Martin K. Very lucky saw Rudd and RVP in man u.

  • Lennart Hagen
    Lennart Hagen

    I just loved watching Ruud scoring for fun

  • The Red Angle
    The Red Angle


  • Stephen Franklin
    Stephen Franklin

    totally agree with that about keown

  • Nathan Lhoni
    Nathan Lhoni

    It’s a shame that I wasn’t a fan during the peak years that he had at the club man😪😪hearing all the stories about him I know for a fact he would’ve been my favourite player back then❌🧢he’s exactly the kinda player we could so dearly use now if Cavani leaves😭😭😭😭also love the comment about Arsenal being a mid table club n the way he laughed loooool😂😂😂😂

  • Uncle Wong
    Uncle Wong

    Oh Ruud ! He’s worth £1B in today’s market. He didn’t get the recognition he deserved, just like many other great players because that generation had 20-30 great players.

  • zulpeas

    Talking about natural finishers, United is lucky to have two of the Dutch strikers with that ability. Hard to choose which is better, RvP or RvN? 🤔

  • IsaiahKaizer

    RVN is the top striker in MU...

  • Siro Dari Kampung
    Siro Dari Kampung

    A header from the Netherland men

  • Delman Pronto
    Delman Pronto

    sam is needed at stretford paddock.

  • AUM OM
    AUM OM

    Pure joy he is. Only thing which hurts a bit till today is that penalty which should have tore the net and bent the bar, did not go in. But he went back to mid table club Arsenal's turf, scored and won the game for United, haha He is top notch!

  • Sarvesh Pawar
    Sarvesh Pawar

    Mid-table club😂

  • dismembered /_/
    dismembered /_/

    Ooooohhhhh the nostalgia

  • 1341141 N4JI13
    1341141 N4JI13

    He’s A United LEGEND

  • Theodor Tomas
    Theodor Tomas

    Hahaha "It's too late for me"

  • rico tubbs
    rico tubbs


  • BriMoo

    Goal machine.

  • Silver Talon
    Silver Talon

    For me one of the greatest !! ❤️

  • The Gypsy King, Tyson '2Fast' Fury
    The Gypsy King, Tyson '2Fast' Fury

    My greatest player of all time...they called him a donkey for the way he runs and a poacher because he was ALWAYS in the right place...but at the end of the match he was always on the scoresheet and at the end of the season he was always top 5 goalscorers along with man united consistently top 3

  • sajed

    never had got to watch Ruud van Nistelrooy in his prime time with utd, and it was great seeing him at the end before he moving to real madrid. great player, great man.

  • Harbi Boyz
    Harbi Boyz

    Ruud VanGoal Legend 🐐🙏👊✋



  • Joshua Nierle
    Joshua Nierle

    "Mid-table club." Clip that and send it over to AFTV.

  • joshdavid76

    Thanks for the memories,legend!!

  • Naufal Halid
    Naufal Halid

    we had a plenty of short-tempered forward lmaooo.. : cantona, ruud, rooney

  • Saurabh Jyot Singh Khehra
    Saurabh Jyot Singh Khehra

    Ruud Ruud Ruud Ruud !

  • Kinito Kinny
    Kinito Kinny

    6:30 Everyone's calm. Question: "Is it right that you gave your MOTM trophy to Cristiano Ronaldo?". RVN (in deep voice): No. 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Joe

    mid table club lmaooo

  • Andrew Marsden
    Andrew Marsden

    What a finisher. Looks very well.

  • Anil Menon
    Anil Menon

    RVN! My reason to start watching football back in 2001. I was happy when I realized a few years later that we share the same birthday.

  • Luthfi Fathan
    Luthfi Fathan

    Halo mas ruud

  • Amish Jain
    Amish Jain

    He kept rudd so hungry that ultimately he snapped and left 😂😂😂

  • Kim Caspar
    Kim Caspar

    With Ruud and Christiano up front, no wonder Utd could win trophies.

  • Amen Hiwet
    Amen Hiwet

    We have had clinical striker all most best finishers

  • hello hello
    hello hello

    Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy 😈😈😈☝

  • n n
    n n

    legend ruud

  • Moiz RASHID
    Moiz RASHID

    Thanks for the memories Ruud

  • Aaron Lopez
    Aaron Lopez


  • Csokops #glazersout
    Csokops #glazersout

    Legend 🙌🏾

  • Seekor Titit
    Seekor Titit

    Ga bisa bahasa enggris

  • mY PeTs Cats and Fishes
    mY PeTs Cats and Fishes

    Always will be a Legend!

  • benson thomas
    benson thomas

    Get Glazers out..!

  • Gates David
    Gates David

    Glazers out green and gold period

  • اوراس العراقي
    اوراس العراقي


  • Mrbimdrummer

    What a great player Ruud was. Love him.

  • Shell Dahl
    Shell Dahl

    So now Ole is tying to connect and associate every supporter emotionally to the greatness of Sir Alex Ferguson and the great era with him as the manager. Practically OGS is attempting to equal himself with the legendary best manager in Manchester United's history! - This is done only with the purpose to secure his own position of course !!!

    • Shell Dahl
      Shell Dahl

      Der Kaiser will sein Imperium etablieren! The emperor aims to establish his empire!

  • Rabin maharjan
    Rabin maharjan

    deadly deadly finisher, they don't make one these days... purely born, built and bred to score goals, nothing less

  • Creamwas TAKEN
    Creamwas TAKEN

    Nk berbuka tadi who understand that his a legend

  • Lalit Hansoge
    Lalit Hansoge

    I want to see him coach United some day!

  • Fretz07

    I remember watching this as a kid and I felt really sorry for ruud when they was all jumping on him and pushing him, was like highschool bullies

  • Genshin Impact
    Genshin Impact

    subtitle indonesia

  • Ari Haniy
    Ari Haniy

    Best striker ive ever seen.. my fav striker of all time. Can dribble, can header, finishing, positioning, one on one.. complete

  • Abdulrazak Kassar
    Abdulrazak Kassar

    That Ruud goal vs Arsenal 👌👌

  • SANKY00007

    Ruuuuud. What a player he was. Clinical Finisher

  • choochoochooseyou

    Keown and Parlour should have received red cards. Dirty cockney scumbags.

  • Amirol_XI

    Him, RVP and Ibra is our most lethal no 9 ever. You can give them any type of ball they can put it in the back of the net.

  • The Doctor
    The Doctor

    My favourite ever footballer RVN10 ❤

  • yulianto kurniawan
    yulianto kurniawan


  • Sami Faza
    Sami Faza

    Asamualikum Brother 🇮🇩

  • Ryan Susilo
    Ryan Susilo

    Glory Glory Manchester United Fans from Indonesian

  • Vdmaarel 12
    Vdmaarel 12

    Dutch legend 🇳🇱 😍

  • Arnol Bakti
    Arnol Bakti

    Ruud Van Nistelrooy😍😍

  • nvn 0711
    nvn 0711

    What a joke mate u just make our legend laughed : Arsenal = Mid table team 🤡

  • Kardinal Fresh
    Kardinal Fresh

    He’s the reason I supported and still support the Netherlands 🇳🇱

    • Nathan Lhoni
      Nathan Lhoni

      @Kardinal Fresh I wouldn’t support the super eagles either so I don’t blame u loooool😂😂😂😂

    • Kardinal Fresh
      Kardinal Fresh

      @Luke Reed nah, I’m Nigerian 🇳🇬

    • Luke Reed
      Luke Reed

      You from there yea

    • Addy

      Same 😊

  • arnav pandit
    arnav pandit




  • Yarra Vedder
    Yarra Vedder

    Imo best striker that united that ever had...ruuuuddd....

  • A S
    A S

    Legend! My idol! My childhood hero! Long slick hair RVN10! Made me fall in love with Manchester United, thank you for the memories Ruud! Legend ❤️

    • The Gypsy King, Tyson '2Fast' Fury
      The Gypsy King, Tyson '2Fast' Fury

      EXACTLY THE SAME BRO! top notch player.

  • Marunyanbrück

    I like Ruud. Please goog luck for PSV!!

  • A S
    A S

    Mid table club.. Arsenal LOLOLOL

  • 1 Din Darbar Tay
    1 Din Darbar Tay

    ولی اولیا کے دربار دیکھتے رہو شکریہ٨٦

  • Yehuda g. Patola
    Yehuda g. Patola

    Best player ❤️

  • Vik Sarkar 666
    Vik Sarkar 666

    Big 4 and arsenal and spurs

  • Lee Matthews
    Lee Matthews

    He is one of the most prolific finishers the game has ever seen his stats say it all ,pure class.

  • Nick Mccartan
    Nick Mccartan

    United v Arsenal were always booting matches, In my time anyway

  • Aku Khofi
    Aku Khofi

    Incoming "someone call Rashford" comments

  • Anthony McDonald
    Anthony McDonald

    Broke my heart when he left utd, wonder player

  • Big Bosh
    Big Bosh

    RUUUUUUUUUUUUUD!!!! ⚽️⚽️⚽️ United's most clinical striker. I have a lot of memories of this legend.

  • Senthil Rajan
    Senthil Rajan

    Best finisher

  • The Dark Knight
    The Dark Knight

    The most underrated player of Manchester United. A true goal machine. Bad that he came against king henry and had a bit weak team compared to other United teams

  • Adz Music
    Adz Music

    Glazers out

  • Tomiwa Adesina
    Tomiwa Adesina

    He laughed at the mid table club comment. My Striker!

    • AUM OM
      AUM OM

      Pure joy he is. Only thing which hurts a bit till today is that penalty which should have tore the net and bent the bar, did not go in. But he went back to mid table club Arsenal's turf, scored and won the game for United, haha He is top notch!

    • Csokops #glazersout
      Csokops #glazersout


    • ปฏิภาญ บัวเผื่อน
      ปฏิภาญ บัวเผื่อน

      He laughed at the mid table club comment. My Striker!

  • yatish shetty
    yatish shetty

    One of the most natural finishers and the most lethal striker we've had at the club 👏 What a player🙌

  • Jackz

    Ruud should have been nominated for the PL’s Hall of Fame.

    • Nathan Lhoni
      Nathan Lhoni

      @Cheebi fair enough I should’ve clocked that tbh🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️but CR7 should still be up there for what he did whilst he played for us🤷🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️

    • Cheebi

      @Nathan Lhoni it’s retired players idiot

    • Nathan Lhoni
      Nathan Lhoni

      @Abdulrazak Kassar They left out Rooney n CR7 too🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️

    • Flashheart

      @Abdulrazak Kassar Giggs was suppose to have been in alongside Shearer but was replaced by Henry due to Giggs being charged with assaulting two women. It sucks but that's how it has to be.

    • Abdulrazak Kassar
      Abdulrazak Kassar

      @Jackz Rvp nominated because he played for Arsenal This people dont like Utd How can they left giggs out . He won thrice as many pl titles than lampard won, Won 2 ucl, The amazing football giggs played This people cant see

  • SHAFI999

    What a Player he was

  • Jonas Loïc
    Jonas Loïc


  • Imagine Being A City Fan
    Imagine Being A City Fan

    Best United Striker.

  • Muhammed Jawara
    Muhammed Jawara

    What a clinical finisher he was.

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