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Van Nistelrooij out of Dinamo duel

Published: Friday 6 August 2004, 15.12CET
Manchester United FC centre-forward Ruud van Nistelrooij will miss the tie against FC Dinamo Bucuresti.

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Published: Friday 6 August 2004, 15.12CET

Van Nistelrooij out of Dinamo duel

Manchester United FC centre-forward Ruud van Nistelrooij will miss the tie against FC Dinamo Bucuresti.
Manchester United FC's Dutch international forward Ruud van Nistelrooij needs a hernia operation and will miss the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie against FC Dinamo Bucuresti and the start of the English Premiership season.

'Sportsman's hernia'
"Ruud van Nistelrooij has suffered a sportsman's hernia. He will be out for up to four weeks," said a spokeswoman on United's official website. The 28-year-old will therefore sit out both legs against Dinamo on 11 and 24 August as well as Premiership encounters against Chelsea FC, Norwich City FC, Blackburn Rovers FC and Everton FC.

Bolton return
United, who play Arsenal FC in the FA Community Shield this Sunday, hope he will return to action for the league game against Bolton Wanderers FC on 11 September. Van Nistelrooij scored four goals in five appearances for the Netherlands at UEFA EURO 2004™.

Last updated: 06/08/04 11.43CET

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