What Ruud van Nistelrooy said about Erik ten Hag amid Manchester United return rumours

Ruud van Nistelrooy, pictured in May 2023
Ruud van Nistelrooy made clear his thoughts on Erik ten Hag in January 2023 (Image credit: Alamy)

Ruud van Nistelrooy could reportedly be set to return to Manchester United, potentially joining up with compatriot Erik ten Hag as part of the club’s coaching staff. It would likely be a popular move among supporters, who will fondly remember Van Nistelrooy’s prolific goal scoring at Old Trafford.

There might be a couple of hurdles in the way, though, if United are intent on bringing the Dutchman back. Firstly, Van Nistelrooy has been heavily linked with the vacant managerial job at Burnley in recent weeks, and the chance to return to management could be more appealing for the former PSV Eindhoven boss.

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Callum Rice-Coates

Callum is a football writer who has had work published by the likes of BBC Sport, the Independent, BT Sport and the Blizzard, amongst various others. A lifelong Wrexham fan, he is hoping Ryan Reynolds can lead his hometown club to the promised land.