What Manchester United fans would give for a return to the 2007/08 season.
The Red Devils won a 10th Premier League title. Cristiano Ronaldo played at an extraordinary level. Manchester City finished in ninth place.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s side set a new record with a +58 goal difference, beating Chelsea to the title by two points.
But back in 2007/08, just 11 points separated champions Man United from fourth-placed Liverpool.
Arsenal came third with 83 points, four fewer than United’s eventual total.
And the players on show. Wow.
Premier League's top four XIs from 2007/08
Ronaldo was the star of the show but Chelsea had Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard, Robin van Persie and Cesc Fabregas starred for Arsenal and Liverpool’s team featured Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres.
With inspiration from Bleacher Report, GiveMeSport has taken a look at the strongest XIs from each of the top four clubs.
Goalkeeper: Edwin van der Sar
Defence: Wes Brown, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra
Midfield: Owen Hargreaves, Paul Scholes, Michael Carrick
Attack: Wayne Rooney, Carlos Tevez, Cristiano Ronaldo
Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech
Defence: Michael Essien, Ricardo Carvalho, John Terry, Ashley Cole
Midfield: Claude Makele, Michael Ballack, Frank Lampard
Attack: Joe Cole, Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda
Manager: Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant
Goalkeeper: Manuel Almunia
Defence: Bacary Sagna, Kolo Toure, William Gallas, Gael Clichy
Midfield: Alexander Hleb, Cesc Fabregas, Mathieu Flamini, Tomas Rosicky
Attack: Robin van Persie, Emmanuel Adebayor
Manager: Arsene Wenger
Goalkeeper: Pepe Reina
Defence: Alvaro Arbeloa, Jamie Carragher, Sami Hyypia, John Arne Riise
Midfield: Javier Mascherano, Xabi Alonso, Dirk Kuyt, Steven Gerrard, Yossi Benayoun
Attack: Fernando Torres
Manager: Rafael Benitez
Man United’s attack. Liverpool’s midfield. Chelsea’s defence.
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