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Man Utd legend Van Nistelrooy confirms coaching plans

Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy admits he plans to enter coaching.

Van Nistelrooy never planned to go into management but has had time to take stock since ending his career at Malaga.

"I always said I'd never do it," he conceded to manutd.com. "But now, once I'd retired, I had a year out in Marbella and it was fantastic to come to terms with retirement and what has happened over the past 20 years. I've come to terms with that and also what's next so, in that sense, I've had a great year to see where my interests lie.

"It's definitely looking towards passing on my experience over many, many years.

"I think for me to share it, with the coaching this year and taking the course, is the right thing to do.

"I had my time as a professional player and I enjoyed every second of it. I did everything I could to be at my best in all the games that I played in. I prepared myself properly and I look back on it as a successful period. I'm really enjoying my time doing other things with the family now and that makes it great."

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