Thousands of Man United fans have voted for their greatest Premier League XI


Manchester United have had some unbelievable players in the Premier League era.

Sir Alex Ferguson had the world's best players at his disposal across his time as manager, where he won 13 Premier League titles.

But which players would make the greatest XI of players to feature for Man United? asked fans to vote after their 1000th Premier League game, which occurred on the final day of last season against Watford.

Thousands had their say, and an eleven have been chosen.

And what a team it is...

GK: David de Gea

Man United have had some incredible goalkeepers at their disposal, with De Gea, Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar all donning the number one jersey at various points.

The Spaniard came out on top as he received 59% of the votes. Schmeichel was second with 25%, while Van der Sar collected 15%.

RB: Gary Neville

There couldn't really be any alternative, could there?

Neville made his debut in 1992, and would go on to make 602 appearances for the club across 19 seasons.

He finished with 75% of the votes, ahead of the likes of Antonio Valencia and Paul Parker.

CB: Rio Ferdinand

He had to be in there.

Ferdinand was up there with the best defenders in world football for much of his career. He received 58% of the votes.

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CB: Nemanja Vidic

What a colossal partnership he formed with Ferdinand.

The Serbian was a fan favourite at Old Trafford during his nine season spell at the club, and finished with 55% of the votes.

LB: Patrice Evra

Maybe slightly controversial, given Alex Ferguson named Denis Irwin the first name on his team-sheet of his greatest eleven ever.

Evra finished with 63% of the votes, with Irwin a distant second with 30%.

RM: Cristiano Ronaldo

Sorry, David Beckham.

Although he was only there for six seasons, Ronaldo was the best player in the world in his final campaign at Man United.

Ronaldo received 75% of the votes, way ahead of Beckham.

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CM: Paul Scholes

The first name on many United fans' team-sheet.

Scholes had the extraordinary ability to dictate the tempo of a game, while also possessing a technical ability that set him apart from ordinary midfielders.

Scholes collected 70% of the votes.

CM: Roy Keane

Again, no surprises here.

A combative midfielder with a steely determination to win, Keane captained the club fro 1997 until his departure in 2005.

He finished with 44% of the votes, ahead of the likes of Bryan Robson and Michael Carrick.

LM: Ryan Giggs

An incredible 95% voted for Giggs to occupy the left of midfield in Man United's greatest Premier League XI.

He is the most decorated footballer in English history, having won 34 major trophies.

ST: Eric Cantona

Man United have also been lucky to have some incredible centre-forwards, and Cantona definitely fits under that category.

'The King' collected 41% of the votes.

ST: Wayne Rooney

Partnering Cantona and finishing off the side is none other than Wayne Rooney.

Signed as a 18-year-old in 2004, Rooney would go on to score 253 goals in 559 games for the club.

He finished with 31% of the votes, narrowly ahead of Ruud van Nistelrooy (23%). The likes of Robin van Persie, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Andy Cole and Mark Hughes were also overlooked.


That team is just incredible.

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