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Brazil legend picks Manchester United star in World XI

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Brazil legend Roberto Carlos has picked Manchester United star Robin Van Persie in his FIFA/FIFPro World XI.

The Anzhi sporting director was asked by FIFA.com to name his World XI, and the former-fullback opted for an attacking lineup, with five forwards.

The ex-Real Madrid star also revealed he's vote for Cristiano Ronaldo in this year's Ballon d'Or, but only because Lionel Messi has won enough trophies already!

As for his Coach of the Year, Carlos picked another Real Madrid employee, Jose Mourinho, a manager he feels has what it takes to deal with any situation he faces.

The Anzhi director swapped his playing career for an administrative role at the big-spending Russian club, but the Brazilian harbours coaching ambitions, and judging by his World XI, his teams will be exciting to watch.

In goal, Carlos selected Real Madrid keeper Iker Casillas, playing in front of a back three including Daniel Alves, Thiago Silva and Marcelo. In midfield, the Brazil legend picked Xavi Hernandez of Barcelona, with Franck Ribery, Robin Van Persie and Andres Iniesta playing slightly further forward.

Up front, Carlos selected the formidable trio of Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

His Brazil bias is clear to see - four Brazilians make his team - including the entire back three, and Carlos selected three Real Madrid players.

La Liga is heavily represented with seven players from the Spanish league, one from the Premier League, one from the Bundesliga, one from France's Ligue 1 and Neymar from the Brazilian first division.

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