Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has wrote-off former club Manchester United's Champions League chances this season.

The big Dutchman, when asked which teams will rival Real in Europe this term, replied: "AC Milan, Chelsea, Barcelona, Olympique Lyon, Valencia… The list would be very long and I do not want to leave anyone out.

"When a team is in the Champions League it is because they have quality to win anywhere."