Paul Scholes has named Ruud van Nistelrooy as the best striker he worked with during his time at Manchester United.
Scholes spent his entire playing career at Old Trafford and became one of the most decorated players in the history of English football, winning 11 league titles, three FA Cups and two Champions Leagues amongst an extensive collection of major honours.
Manchester United‘s huge success under Sir Alex Ferguson saw Scholes play alongside a host of leading forwards, including the likes of Eric Cantona, Wayne Rooney and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – to name just a handful.
The midfielder, however, had no hesitation in naming his favourite forward to play alongside, insisting Van Nistelrooy – who scored 150 goals in just 219 appearances for the Red Devils – as the best of the bunch.
“That’s an easy one,” he told the BBC. “I don’t want to disrespect any of the other forwards – because I’ve played with some amazing players, especially at United.
“Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke, Ole Gunnar [Solskjaer] at the time but I always thought I had the best connection with Ruud van Nistelrooy.
“I played the season with him, I think I scored 20 goals playing as a ten. I knew what he wanted, I knew the runs he’d make and where he wanted the ball.
“What a finisher. That man was just hungry. His life depended on scoring goals. He was the one I felt I had a great connection with.”