The paper claims that the ManYoo boss had 'detected a drop in the Dutchman's form and decided to drop him' but 'Queiroz, who has a big say in team selection, convinced Fergie that dumping him with a big mistake.'Now there seems to be real questions about Ruud's place. Not good. Not good at all.
Van Nistelrooy responded with an abject, listless display as ManYoo tamely succumbed to their bitter rivals. The same could not be said of Sir Fergie, however. Upon the Dutchman's refusal to chase a long ball in the second half, Red Face appeared at the touchline with a particularly red face and animatedly berated his star striker with what can only be described on a family website as 'industrial language'.
He then told Queiroz that Van Nistelrooy was not getting a second chance in Cardiff.
'Fergie wanted to drop RVN against Liverpool' - Football365.com
posted by Jeremy Spitzberg on Wednesday, March 01, 2006