Date: 4th December 2010 at 11:30am
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Looking back through our history we have been blessed with a number of quality players that would walk any team in the world.

I could sit here until the end of the season reeling off names of some of the United’s finest players  but trying to put down 11 onto a sheet as the finest to have played is a different story and I would be chopping and changing until I either go gray or crazy.

Having a look through our parent site Football Fancast I came across a writer’s attempt to name a greatest United XI of all time and whilst some positions are dead certs ie George Best makes ANYBODY’S team, others will be contentious. In terms of this list you can’t question any of the players selected, as the writer pointed out, it is his list but you can attempt to make stronger arguments for those who have been omitted.

1 position I know will raise a lot of questions is at left back, we have been blessed with two of finest in recent memory in Denis Irwin and Patrice Evra but who do you pick? In central midfield Roy Keane is our most successful captain ever but would he get into your team? Eric Cantona is often credited with our return to the top but is there a space for him?

Have a look at the list by clicking the picture below and let us know what you agree/disagree with, if you have any oppositions let us know who you would include!

Do all of these legends make your greatest XI team?

X Factor for strippers? Hmm would be more interesting then that Cher Lloyd!


18 responses to “So who makes your greatest Manchester United XI of all time?”

  1. Ipul says:

    Neville Foulkes Bruce Evra
    Edwards Keane
    Best Law Giggs

  2. Man u fan says:

    Schmeichel. G. Neville Stam Vidic Evra. Giggs Scholes Keane B. Charlton. Best Law. Subs: Van der Sar, Irwin, Bruce, Beckham, Edwards, Rooney, Van Nistelrooy. Manager: Busby. Assistant: Ferguson

  3. Alan says:

    Evra over Irwin? Madness! Irwin did it for longer, too classy! And how can you leave Cantona out?

  4. Wingard says:

    Irwin Edwards Stam Evra

    Ronaldo Charlton Keane Best



    G. Neville

  5. JOHHNYBOY says:

    G.Neville R.Ferdinand S.Bruce D.Irwin
    G.Best P.Scholes R.Keane(C) R.Giggs

    subs: Vander sar, Pallister, Vidic, Beckham, Robson, Law, Cantona

    • tom_22 says:

      imagine a midfield with bestie and giggsy as your wingers, sscholes and keano in the middle… and them 2 upfront.. this has to be the best man utd team EVER

  6. Chudi Onwuazor says:

    Ha this is a trap!
    Law being left, out Cantona out or on the bench? It is an impossible task.

    no mention of McGrath? What about Ruud or McClair?

  7. Alan says:

    What no Nobby Styles, Johnny Carey, Stan Pearson, Tommy Taylor, Paddy Crerand, Liam Whelan, Eddie Colman, Jack Rowley, Roger Byrne, Jackie Blanchflower, Henry Cockburn????

    The list is endles – impossible to pick our best XI, we are and have been so, so good!

  8. IVOR IRWIN says:

    Schmeichel/Neville, G., Pallister, Stam, Evra/Best, Edwards,Charlton, Giggs/Cantona/Law

  9. Pez says:

    for me
    Neville Vidic Ferdinand Irwin
    Ronaldo Keane Scholes Best
    van Nistelrooy Law

  10. Clem says:

    Keeper: Schmeichel
    Right Back: Gary Neville
    Left Back: Dennis Irwin
    Centre Back: Nemenja Vidic
    Centre Back: Steve Bruce

    Right Wing: Cristiano Ronaldo
    Left Wing: Ryan Giggs
    Centre Midfield: Bryan Robson
    Centre Midfield: Bobby Charlton

    Striker: Wayne Rooney
    Striker: Eric Cantona

    David Beckham
    Van Der Sar
    Rio Ferdinand
    Ruud Van Nistelrooy
    Paul Scholes
    Roy Keane