Date: 5th April 2006 at 9:17am
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Louis Saha says he rates his rival Ruud van Nistelrooy as the best striker in England.

The Frenchman has been first choice recently and the Saha/van Nistelrooy battle is the talk of the Preiership. But they get on so well, and celebrated United’s winner against Bolton together.

Saha: ‘Ruud is a proven goal scorer, and the way he can control the ball is unbelievable. There is nobody in England that compares to Ruud.

‘Ruud has the ultimate mentality of a striker.

‘He’s always concentrating so that he can be in the right position to anticipate a pass or be in the right place to receive it.

‘That’s what makes him so effective. Ruud keeps control of the ball, with three players trying to get it off him. He is the complete forward.’