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Ex-Man Utd striker van Nistelrooy: Pellegrini perfect for Man City

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy suggests Manuel Pellegrini will be a perfect fit for Manchester City.

The Chilean tactician has ended his time with Malaga and is being heavily linked with the vacant City post which is a position that his former Real Madrid and Malaga protégé has backed him to fill successfully.

"I can only tell from my own experience; half a season at Madrid I was with him and the last season of my career at Malaga," he said.

"My experience was very good on a professional and personal level and I rate him very highly.

"I think he proved with Villarreal most of all - and Malaga - he could build a team and get things moving and he can create a structural culture at the club where things get better.

"In that sense, and me saying this as an ex-United player, he will build something at City.

"I don't know what his plans are, I only know the way he works and as a person and he is up there with the best."

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