4) Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand

Manchester United's success over the last seven or so years has been mainly due to solidity they had at the back.

Vidic's desire to go for the ball and Ferdinand's ability to sweep up after the Serbian defender makes the duo a perfect central defensive partnership.

Ferdinand and Vidic are not as solid as they once were, but are still arguably the best centre-back paring in the Premier League - when fit.

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