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Last Updated: Wednesday, 1 September, 2004, 07:05 GMT 08:05 UK
Ruud delight at Rooney deal
Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy
Ruud van Nistelrooy is excited by the prospect of linking up with 27m teenager Wayne Rooney at Manchester United after he moved from Everton.

He said of the 18-year-old: "Everyone knows Wayne is an amazing talent and the thought of him pulling on a United shirt is frightening.

"He proved himself at Euro 2004 and I don't know many clubs who wouldn't mind him in their side.

"He is an incredible player who has a huge future ahead of him."

Rooney has signed a six-year contract which will tie him to Old Trafford until 30 June 2010.

He will officially be unveiled at Old Trafford at 1300 BST on Wednesday.

And van Nistelrooy added: "To do what he has already done at just 18 years old is incredible.

"Anyone who has seen him play knows what a talent he is. It really excites me to think he will be playing at United.

"He will be a great asset to the club and to play with him will be fantastic."

News conference: Man Utd unveil Wayne Rooney

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