Ruud looking to prove point
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ruud van Nistelrooy wants to get back to his best for Manchester United.Ruud van Nistelrooy has expressed his disappointment with his own form last season, but vowed to fire Manchester United back into Premiership contention this time around.
Injuries and a lack of form saw the Dutch striker score 16 times, well short of his own personal target, as The Red Devils failed to win a trophy.
However, van Nistelrooy believes that both he and his club will bounce back from the disappointments to challenge Chelsea's domestic dominance.
"There is no doubt last season was disappointing, not just for me, but also for the team," admitted van Nistelrooy.
"But it is something we do not want to forget because we can use it for motivation this season.
"Inside every player is the desire to prove to others that we are still among the best.
"There is no doubt last season was the most frustrating of me time at Manchester United.
"You only have to look back at my previous seasons to see that.
"You can't have a good campaign if you are not fit.
"So the most important thing now is to get into a rhythm by playing lots of games."
Manchester United are set to embark on a Far Eastern tour, but it is looking increasingly likely that captain Roy Keane and Wes Brown will miss out through injury.
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