Showing posts with label Ruud van Nistelrooy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ruud van Nistelrooy. Show all posts

Friday, July 1, 2016

Ruud van Nistelrooy and Patrick Kluivert

Ruud van Nistelrooy and Patrick Kluivert cartoon caricature

Do you know that Ruud van Nistelrooy and Patrick Kluivert share the same birthday (June 1st) 


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Czech mate! Hiddink’s Holland suffer late defeat

Guus Hiddink’s return as coach of Netherlands got off to the worst possible start as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Czech Republic.

The World Cup bronze medallists had looked set for a point after Stefan de Vrij equalised Borek Dockal’s opener, before disaster struck in stoppage time.

A dreadful error by Daryl Janmaat saw the Newcastle defender attempt to head back to goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, with the ball instead hitting the post and leaving Vaclav Pilar the simple task of tapping home for a late winner.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 13:23

Monday, October 14, 2013

Dutch Master Van Persie overtakes class of legends

Netherlands destroyed Hungary 8-1 in Amsterdam on Friday evening in one of the Oranje's more impressive displays.

Louis van Gaal's side had already qualified for World Cup 2014 but put on a show in front of expectant fans in the Amsterdam ArenA, led by Robin van Persie.

The Manchester United striker has steadily climbed the goalscoring ranks for his country, but finally overtook Patrick Kluivert at the top of the list after he netted a stellar hat-trick against Hungary.

Van Persie celebrated his 40th strike by running to Kluivert - now assistant coach to Van Gaal - before repeating the act of emotion as he went one better than the former Ajax and Barcelona hitman with his third goal on the night.
Saturday, October 12, 2013 11:52

Friday, March 8, 2013

Rooney headed for Old Trafford trapdoor

The writing appears to be on the wall for Wayne Rooney at Manchester United.

Reports emerged on Thursday suggesting the striker will be shown the Old Trafford trapdoor by Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer, after the Scot dropped the 27-year-old for the Champions League clash with Real Madrid.

Rooney is reportedly reluctant to leave, though his fashion-conscious wife Coleen may well be pleased with links to Paris Saint-Germain.

United, meanwhile, have reportedly turned their attention to Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sir Alex immortalised in front of Manchester United legends past & present

After 26 barnstorming years at Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson was immortalised on Friday afternoon as a bronze statue of the Scot was unveiled at Old Trafford.

During the 70-year-old's reign at the club, United have scooped 12 Premier League titles, two Champions League trophies and FA Cups - a feat which is unlikely to be repeated by a single manager in England.

Around 2,500 supporters, the first-team squad and former United players including Eric Cantona, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Peter Schmeichel, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Bobby Charlton were all in attendance to mark Friday's unveiling.

"It's a proud moment," Ferguson told MUTV.

"Normally people die before people see their statue. I'm outliving death!"
 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ruud decides to hang up his boots

A whole heap of defenders enjoyed a particularly comfortable night's sleep on Monday after the news came through that Ruud van Nistelrooy has decided to call time on his playing career.

The Malaga striker, who terrorised both the Eredivisie with PSV and the Premier League in a Manchester United shirt before initially coming to Spain with Real Madrid, happily declared that "I couldn't have a better send-off than this" as he stopped to reflect on a sparkling career...