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Top 10 Manchester United players of the 21st century

Top 10 Manchester United players of the 21st century
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8. Ruud van Nistelrooy

Ruud van Nistelrooy, premier league
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The Dutch goal machine arrived at Old Trafford in 2001 for a staggering €28.50m from PSV Eindhoven. Despite initial doubts, he quickly proved everyone wrong by firing in the goals.

Van Nistelrooy scored several match-winners during his Manchester United career. Only once did he fail to hit the 20-goal mark during an injury-plagued 2004/05 campaign.

Overall, Ruud scored 95 goals in just 150 appearances before leaving for Real Madrid in the summer of 2006.