By Kathryn Batte For Mailonline
Published: 09:27 BST, 1 May 2020 | Updated: 09:27 BST, 1 May 2020
Thierry Henry says he was not obsessed with beating Ruud van Nistelrooy to the Premier League Golden Boot after it was revealed the Manchester United striker used to sulk when his rival scored.
Henry and Van Nistelrooy were the most prolific strikers in England during the Arsenal and Manchester United rivalry of the early 2000's with each competing to be the division's top scorer.
The United striker's former team-mates Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes recently spoke about how determined the Dutchman was to claim the golden boot, revealing he used to check if his rival had scored straight after finishing his own game.
Thierry Henry says he was not obsessed with beating Ruud van Nistelrooy to the golden boot
The former United striker reportedly used to sulk when his rival scored more goals than him
Henry and Van Nistelrooy were the most prolific strikers in England during the early 2000's
But Henry is adamant he did have the same obsession as his opponent and told Puma he used to give up chances to score in order to assist team-mates.
'It became a story between me and him because it was always him or me [to win the golden boot],' he told England Women striker Nikita Parris on Puma's Instagram Live.
'But I don't know if you remember I used to give penalties away…I used to give penalties away!'