About Ruud Van Nistelrooy Alex Ferguson's efforts to secure Ruud Van Nistelrooy for his team were initially thwarted in April 2000 when a medical revealed a significant weakness in the right knee of the PSV Eindhoven star striker.
United wanted him to undergo surgery on his knee but he refused, desperate to play in front of the Dutch fans in Euro 2000.
It was a bad decision, and two days later he collapsed in agony, having ruptured the cruciate ligament in the same knee, putting him out of the game for a whole year. So it was not until April 2001 that Fergie finally got his man - albeit for a staggering £19 million - a British record transfer fee.
If observers thought the amount excessive for a player who had suffered such a major injury, they were soon to be convinced of the Dutch Master's true worth his debut season with the club was nothing short of sensational.
He totted up an amazing 36 goals - which should have brought rich rewards, but Man U failed to win any trophy that season, for the first time in four years. Summoning the same level of gutsy determination which had served him so well during his fight back to full fitness, the Dutchman gritted his teeth and set about securing the Premiership title for the Red Devils in the 2002/03 season.
His incredible 44 goals ensured that the trophy was brought back to Old Trafford. Fifteen of those goals were scored in the last 10 matches of the season, allowing United to oust Arsenal from the top position, to claim the title.
Ruud Van Nistelrooy has established himself as one of the all time greatest players ever to have pulled on the illustrious red jersey of Manchester United.
As Alex Ferguson said of his star striker, "You cannot dispute that the boy's finishing is fantastic." Own a piece of sporting history Memorabilia signed by Ruud Van Nistelrooy is rare and highly collectable and he has personally signed each print in this edition of 500.
Strictly limited edition Only 500 of this print have been produced and once these have been sold, no more will ever be released.
Item comes with a hologram numbered Certificate (COA)
The pictures give you a clear picture of the lot, but in reality it is even more beautiful.
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