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Thiery Henry reveals the depth of rivalry with Ruud van Nistelrooy during Arsenal and Manchester United glory years.

The two legend strikers Thiery Henry and Ruud van Nistelrooy led the line for their respective clubs. It was then when Manchester United and Arsenal were competing for each other in domestic honors in the early aughts. Both the strikers were the two best forwards in the Premier League for a number of years under Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson.

In the recent claim Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has stated he wasn’t as possessive about battling for the Premier League’s Golden Boot as the United’s Dutchman was.

Hnery open on fight with Van Nistelrooy

The former Manchester United striker as has been revealed by his teammates was obsessed with thrashing Henry to the prize. The Dutchman used to put all the efforts for goals over anything else. But Henry played down on his rivalry and clear it out. He was equally concerned with giving away more assists and was just helping the Gunners to victories.

The Former Arsenal striker will get recorded as one of the Premier League’s best-ever strikers. He collected the Golden Boot in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006. While Van Nistelrooy won it in 2003. Van Nistelrooy joined Manchester United from PSV in 2001 and Henry moved to Arsenal in 1999.

Henry opened up on the rivalry.

henry and Nistelrooy  fight

Henry was asked about the intense rivalry on an Instagram Live with Puma Football. He said:

“It became a story between me and him but I used to give penalties away. If you look at the number of my assists I gave in the game and sometimes I was in front of the goal and I squared it.”

The four-times golden boot winner also accepted that he would not have all those assists under his name if he was only thinking about the Golden Boot.

Henry also admits about his unhappiness when he didn’t score. He also remembered the pain when Van Nistelrooy outplayed him in the race of being the league’s top scorer. He even mentioned what upset him the most. It was when he didn’t give an assist or didn’t score. The pain was more because he couldn’t help his team.

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Henry added: “Sometimes you can be amazing in a game without a goal and assist, sometimes really poor with a goal and assist so it depends on what people value.

Rio Ferdinand revealing the depth of the rivalry between the legend strikers

Ferdinand on big fight

Rio Ferdinand said the fierce rivalry between Nistelrooy with fellow striker Henry pushed the United star to new heights during his stint at Old Trafford.

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Ferdinand also revealed the Dutch international would sulk in if Henry outscored him on the same matchday. Despite Manchester United picking up all the three points. The BT Sport pundit also mentioned an incident when United won the game and later while the teammates were celebrating the victory Van Nistelrooy was found all gloomy and lost.

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It was then when one of the members actually said because Thierry has scored two today, Ruud has only scored one, so he’s sad because he’s a goal behind.

Ferdinand quoted: “And he used to sit there devastated, and you can see it. I used to sit there and think this guy is mad, we just won 3-1, he’s scored a banger and he’s disappointed.”

Van Nistelrooy collected 150 goals in 219 games for United before he set off for Real Madrid in 2006. He also won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, and Community Shield when he was in England.

On the other hand, Henry won two league titles during his time at Arsenal. The great rivalry didn’t end in England. Henry followed Van Nistelrooy to Spain a year later and joined Barcelona in 2007.

Thiery Henry reveals the depth of rivalry with Ruud van Nistelrooy during Arsenal and Manchester United glory years.

The two legend strikers Thiery Henry and Ruud van Nistelrooy led the line for their respective clubs. It was then when Manchester United and Arsenal were competing for each other in domestic honors in the early aughts. Both the strikers were the two best forwards in the Premier League for a number of years under Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson.

In the recent claim Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has stated he wasn’t as possessive about battling for the Premier League’s Golden Boot as the United’s Dutchman was.

Hnery open on fight with Van Nistelrooy

The former Manchester United striker as has been revealed by his teammates was obsessed with thrashing Henry to the prize. The Dutchman used to put all the efforts for goals over anything else. But Henry played down on his rivalry and clear it out. He was equally concerned with giving away more assists and was just helping the Gunners to victories.

The Former Arsenal striker will get recorded as one of the Premier League’s best-ever strikers. He collected the Golden Boot in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006. While Van Nistelrooy won it in 2003. Van Nistelrooy joined Manchester United from PSV in 2001 and Henry moved to Arsenal in 1999.

Henry opened up on the rivalry.

henry and Nistelrooy  fight

Henry was asked about the intense rivalry on an Instagram Live with Puma Football. He said:

“It became a story between me and him but I used to give penalties away. If you look at the number of my assists I gave in the game and sometimes I was in front of the goal and I squared it.”

The four-times golden boot winner also accepted that he would not have all those assists under his name if he was only thinking about the Golden Boot.

Henry also admits about his unhappiness when he didn’t score. He also remembered the pain when Van Nistelrooy outplayed him in the race of being the league’s top scorer. He even mentioned what upset him the most. It was when he didn’t give an assist or didn’t score. The pain was more because he couldn’t help his team.

Henry added: “Sometimes you can be amazing in a game without a goal and assist, sometimes really poor with a goal and assist so it depends on what people value.

Rio Ferdinand revealing the depth of the rivalry between the legend strikers

Ferdinand on big fight

Rio Ferdinand said the fierce rivalry between Nistelrooy with fellow striker Henry pushed the United star to new heights during his stint at Old Trafford.

Ferdinand also revealed the Dutch international would sulk in if Henry outscored him on the same matchday. Despite Manchester United picking up all the three points. The BT Sport pundit also mentioned an incident when United won the game and later while the teammates were celebrating the victory Van Nistelrooy was found all gloomy and lost.

It was then when one of the members actually said because Thierry has scored two today, Ruud has only scored one, so he’s sad because he’s a goal behind.

Ferdinand quoted: “And he used to sit there devastated, and you can see it. I used to sit there and think this guy is mad, we just won 3-1, he’s scored a banger and he’s disappointed.”

Van Nistelrooy collected 150 goals in 219 games for United before he set off for Real Madrid in 2006. He also won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, and Community Shield when he was in England.

On the other hand, Henry won two league titles during his time at Arsenal. The great rivalry didn’t end in England. Henry followed Van Nistelrooy to Spain a year later and joined Barcelona in 2007.

Thiery Henry reveals the depth of rivalry with Ruud van Nistelrooy during Arsenal and Manchester United glory years.

The two legend strikers Thiery Henry and Ruud van Nistelrooy led the line for their respective clubs. It was then when Manchester United and Arsenal were competing for each other in domestic honors in the early aughts. Both the strikers were the two best forwards in the Premier League for a number of years under Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson.

In the recent claim Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has stated he wasn’t as possessive about battling for the Premier League’s Golden Boot as the United’s Dutchman was.

Hnery open on fight with Van Nistelrooy

The former Manchester United striker as has been revealed by his teammates was obsessed with thrashing Henry to the prize. The Dutchman used to put all the efforts for goals over anything else. But Henry played down on his rivalry and clear it out. He was equally concerned with giving away more assists and was just helping the Gunners to victories.

The Former Arsenal striker will get recorded as one of the Premier League’s best-ever strikers. He collected the Golden Boot in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006. While Van Nistelrooy won it in 2003. Van Nistelrooy joined Manchester United from PSV in 2001 and Henry moved to Arsenal in 1999.

Henry opened up on the rivalry.

henry and Nistelrooy  fight

Henry was asked about the intense rivalry on an Instagram Live with Puma Football. He said:

“It became a story between me and him but I used to give penalties away. If you look at the number of my assists I gave in the game and sometimes I was in front of the goal and I squared it.”

The four-times golden boot winner also accepted that he would not have all those assists under his name if he was only thinking about the Golden Boot.

Henry also admits about his unhappiness when he didn’t score. He also remembered the pain when Van Nistelrooy outplayed him in the race of being the league’s top scorer. He even mentioned what upset him the most. It was when he didn’t give an assist or didn’t score. The pain was more because he couldn’t help his team.

Henry added: “Sometimes you can be amazing in a game without a goal and assist, sometimes really poor with a goal and assist so it depends on what people value.

Rio Ferdinand revealing the depth of the rivalry between the legend strikers

Ferdinand on big fight

Rio Ferdinand said the fierce rivalry between Nistelrooy with fellow striker Henry pushed the United star to new heights during his stint at Old Trafford.

Ferdinand also revealed the Dutch international would sulk in if Henry outscored him on the same matchday. Despite Manchester United picking up all the three points. The BT Sport pundit also mentioned an incident when United won the game and later while the teammates were celebrating the victory Van Nistelrooy was found all gloomy and lost.

It was then when one of the members actually said because Thierry has scored two today, Ruud has only scored one, so he’s sad because he’s a goal behind.

Ferdinand quoted: “And he used to sit there devastated, and you can see it. I used to sit there and think this guy is mad, we just won 3-1, he’s scored a banger and he’s disappointed.”

Van Nistelrooy collected 150 goals in 219 games for United before he set off for Real Madrid in 2006. He also won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, and Community Shield when he was in England.

On the other hand, Henry won two league titles during his time at Arsenal. The great rivalry didn’t end in England. Henry followed Van Nistelrooy to Spain a year later and joined Barcelona in 2007.

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