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Paul Scholes names Ruud van Nistelrooy as the best Manchester United striker he played with

Paul Scholes names Ruud van Nistelrooy as the best Manchester United striker he played with ,Paul Scholes names Ruud van Nistelrooy as the best Manchester United striker he played with ,Paul Scholes names Ruud van Nistelrooy as the best Manchester United striker he played with

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Paul Scholes has named Ruud van Nistelrooy as the best striker he played with at Manchester United.

The former midfielder made over 700 appearances during his career at Old Trafford and played alongside some of the best strikers in Premier League history.

Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer all played their part in United’s historic treble victory in 1999.

While Scholes also played alongside Robin van Persie, who helped United win the Premier League title in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season at the club.

Scholes also had Eric Cantona as a teammate, who won four Premier League titles during his time at Old Trafford.

But Scholes has picked Van Nistelrooy, who won the Premier League title in 2003 and scored 150 goals in 219 games for United, as the best striker he played with.

‘I played number 10 with Ruud van Nistelrooy for a season and I loved it,’ Scholes told United’s UTD Podcast.

‘He’s just a ruthless, ruthless goalscorer. He just lived for scoring goals.

‘Whenever he did score or didn’t score, the first thing he would do when we got on the team bus after the game was see if Thierry Henry scored.

‘If Thierry Henry had scored he wouldn’t talk to anybody for the full trip home because he was so engrossed in being the leading goalscorer, not just at United but in the league, in the world, everywhere.

‘I loved the way he finished as well.

‘Look, I played with some unbelievable centre-forwards. You are thinking Cole, Yorke, Sheringham, Solskjaer. There are loads. Van Persie I played with as well.

‘There are some unbelievable goalscorers. But, to me, Ruud was the best, he was the best finisher.’

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