Ruud van Nistelrooy retires at 35


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The former Manchester United striker, Ruud van Nistelrooy, has announced his retirement.

The Dutchman, 35, had been playing with Spanish side Malaga but endured a difficult season, scoring only five times in 35 games. His contract had been coming to an end and he made his last appearance in the Andalucian outfit's1-0 win over Gijon. "I've played my last match in my professional career," he said. "I couldn't have had a better send-off than this."