Originally Posted by waldo pepper
That is curious.I am a big Utd fan and love Ruud although he will probably be on his way.But I wouldnt have thought watching him would be very pleasurable,I enjoy his 3 yard tap ins,as a goal is a goal no matter how beautiful but I don't think he is the most graceful player around.
I like his attitude. The manner in which his goals come is a direct result of him not leaving the box early and being predatory. I hate it when the striker takes a shot, it's deflected back into the box, and there isn't anyone but defenders left around it, everyone already having backpedaled into midfield. It all comes down to the killer instinct I guess, and Ruud will lurk in the box until he's sure the ball isn't there anymore. You don't always have to hit spectacular shots to be a spectacular finisher.
I'll miss seeing him and Rooney playing together, since I think that might be the best punch, counterpunch tandem in football.