Van Nistelrooy wants to meet Fergie

The Dutch striker left United for Real Madrid in the summer of 2006 after falling out with Sir Alex.

Van Nistelrooy told the Sunday Mirror: “I’m so looking forward to seeing him again. I want to talk and make up, clear the air between us.

“After all this time I can’t believe or understand what it was really all about. Why did it have to be such a big thing?

“I think we were both to blame. It just exploded between us.

“Because we had such a smashing relationship, I just though, ‘What on earth are you doing to me?’

“I was so upset. As a professional player you never get so attached to our club or manager that a clash will hurt you that much.

“But in this case it did. It got very personal.”