Ruud van Nistelrooy ends another Arsenal unbeaten streak

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 27: coach Ruud van Nistelrooij of PSV during the UEFA Europa League match between PSV v Arsenal at the Philips Stadium on October 27, 2022 in Eindhoven Netherlands (Photo by Photo Prestige/Soccrates/Getty Images)

You can take Ruud van Nistelrooy out of Manchester United, but you cannot take Manchester United out of Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Jose Mourinho reportedly called ‘Football’s Heritage’ last night as the former Red Devils striker ended another Arsenal unbeaten run.

Van Nistelrooy is now PSV Eindhoven’s manager and led the Dutch team to a 2-0 victory over the Gunners in the Europa League.

This was the first match Arsenal have lost in nine games… since their defeat to Manchester United in early September.

Ruud van Nistelrooy scored the famous penalty to end Arsenal’s 49-game unbeaten run in the Premier League in 2004.

Wayne Rooney later scored a second to double the lead in the infamous victory, which preceded the “pizza gate” in the Old Trafford tunnel.

The Gunners were never the same afterwards, and while Van Nistelrooy left for Real Madrid 18 months later, Manchester United later won three consecutive Premier League titles between 2007 and 2009, while Arsenal have not won any since the match.

Last night, your PSV team came out on top thanks to goals from Joey Veerman and Luuk de Jong.

There was no wild knee slip and Van Nistelrooy’s scream to the skies of glee as the goals came, he remained calm on the touchline, maintaining his composure.

In a recent interview, he insisted that his battles with Manchester United and Arsenal feel like a lifetime ago, and joked that he expected a “warm welcome” at the Emirates with PSV, speaking to The Mirror.

Last night in the Netherlands he showed that old habits last a long time, ending another Arsenal undefeated streak.

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