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Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 July 2006, 10:03 GMT 11:03 UK
Ferguson praises Van Nistelrooy
Ruud van Nistelrooy is wanted by Real Madrid and Bayern Munich
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has praised the attitude of unsettled striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Van Nistelrooy has handed in a written transfer request after a bust-up with Ferguson, and Bayern Munich are favourites to sign the 30-year-old.

But he has returned to training and Ferguson said: "At this moment in time Ruud is still a United player.

"He did very well in training on Monday. He showed a good attitude, which is good."

United are holding out for a 15m transfer fee, with both Bayern and Real Madrid having bids turned down, leaving Van Nistelrooy to return to training at Carrington on Monday.

Ferguson, who has flown to Glasgow with a young squad for Wednesday's friendly with Celtic, insists he is not panicking over a lack of new signings.

United have yet to make a purchase this summer, with Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres ruling out a move to England on Tuesday.

Tottenham midfielder Michael Carrick continues to be linked with United but Ferguson is unwilling to pay the 17m Spurs are believed to want for the England midfield player.

"We are working on certain things," said Ferguson. "Of course, people are trying to make out we are in a desperate situation. That is far from the case.

"If I was to start the season with the players I have now, all fully fit, I would not be disappointed."

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