Heartwarming Moment Sir Alex Ferguson Reunites with Man United Legend He Fell out With at Old Trafford

Heartwarming Moment Sir Alex Ferguson Reunites with Man United Legend He Fell out With at Old Trafford

Fred Kennedy
August 18, 2022 at 10:28 AM
  • Sir Alex Ferguson and Ruud van Nistelrooy linked up during PSV's Champions League playoff clash with Rangers at Ibrox Stadium
  • The meeting came years after the pair fell out when Van Nistelrooy swapped Man United for Real Madrid
  • The former Dutch striker is understood to have dumped United, who were under the tutelage of Ferguson in controversial circumstances
  • Van Nistelrooy is alleged to have called Ferguson a "Scottish pig" before moving to Santiago Bernabeu

Man United legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson and the club's iconic striker Ruud van Nistelrooy have reunited years after their bitter fallout.

Ferguson had the honour of managing some of the world's finest football stars during his illustrious managerial career with the Red Devils.

While the Scottish had a warm relationship with most of his players, there are those he fell out with along the way.

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Ruud Van Nistelrooy is congratulated by Sir Alex Ferguson after being substituted during a Premiership match between Charlton Athletic and Manchester United at The Valley. Photo by Phil Cole
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And Ruud van Nistelrooy is among the few players whose relationships with Fergie did not end well after working together at the Theatre of Dreams.

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Ferguson signed Van Nistelrooy from Tottenham Hotspur in 2001, with the legendary Dutch striker playing an important part in the Scotsman's team between that period and 2006.

Nistelrooy, however, departed United in controversial circumstances, with the former striker alleged to have labelled Ferguson a "Scottish pig" before he sealed a switch to Real Madrid.

Sir Alex Ferguson reunites with Sir Alex Ferguson in Scotland

The pair put their differences aside on Tuesday night, August 16, as they reunited in Scotland.

Daily Star reports that the two linked up as Rangers faced PSV in the first leg of the final Champions League play-off round at Ibrox Stadium.

Fergie was there to support his beloved Rangers, while Van Nistelrooy had travelled in his capacity as PSV boss.

The match ended in a 2-2 draw, with Antonio Colak and Tom Lawrence finding the back of the net for the hosts.

Fabregas explains why he threw pizza at former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Cesc Fabregas has admitted he threw a slice of pizza at Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson but insists he did not do that intentionally.

The 35-year-old midfielder reveals he did not have the boldness to engage in the infamous confrontation between players of Arsenal and United in October 2004.

Prior to the fight, Ferguson's United ended Arsenal's 49-game unbeaten run in the Premier League with a 2-0 win - Van Nistelrooy and Wayne Rooney getting on the scoresheet.

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