Last updated : 16 September 2004 By Editor
Alex Ferguson believes that Ruud's record breaking display was not the major
factor in last night's game, he said

"Denis Law was one of the greatest players of all time - but van Nistelrooy is
fantastic. I can't praise him enough in what was only his second game in four

"We all know Ruud is a fantastic goalscorer,"

"He has broken records already and will continue to do so.

"But his greatest achievement tonight was to play almost a full game, take a
number of challenges, some of which were really unfair, and also score two
"Having not played any real football in almost four months, that was a remarkable feat in itself."