Ruud reveals breaking point over Fergie omission

February 17, 2007
Ruud van Nistelrooy claims Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's treatment of him 'kicked his soul' and forced the Dutch striker to leave Old Trafford and join Real Madrid last summer.

Van Nistelrooy was left as an unused substitute during United's Carling Cup final triumph over Wigan at the Millennium Stadium last season and the player insists Ferguson's decision to keep him out of the action was the moment he knew he had no future with the club.

'After an hour we ...

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