Losing is not in my vocabulary.
Every day I work my guts out in training, every match I play my heart out.
When we got knocked out against Porto in the Champions League, I only slept two hours that night. I was not a nice person to be with after that match. I was struggling to get the result out of my system.
I feel very strong as an individual, but as a famous footballer I know I am prone to certain things. All the media have a continuous interest for me. It varies from once a year to every day interest.
Because of that I don't care when I read in the newspaper that I am colourblind. I went through a red light in my car and I stopped when I before a green light. So I must be really colourblind, eh?
I personally think that we can win the World Cup. We are improving with every game. With such a young average age in the squad we can only carry on improving.
As a private person I think I am now totally different from Ruud van Nistelrooy the footballer.
Of course I have the odd bad game like other players. But I can't accept that. Especially when things don't go right for United. It all means so much to me to be succesful here. It drives me crazy at times.
My back to the goal, physically fighting off defenders, trying to bang my goals in, every week I have to do the business for this club. That's the life of a striker.
I really want be of great value for the team.
If you start to find that kind of luxury as a normal thing, you don't belong in the real world.
Italy and Spain really are not my countries.
Because people have read those things in the newspapers, they think it is true. Ten years ago all these things I have just mentioned would have upset me.
When it comes to losing with United, I feel solely responsible for it. I can't help it. My brain will work like mad after a defeat. I want to know where I have made the wrong decisions, how I could have changed things for this fantastic club.
People say it is part of the game. You win some, you lose some. But not for me.
For un-subscribe please check the mail footer.