Jamie Carragher names the Premier League's best ever players

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With Liverpool's crunch Premier League clash against Manchester United on the horizon, it's fair to say that the duo of Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville are gearing up for the occasion in style.  

Carragher and Neville, who were previously great rivals on the pitch, have formed quite the relationship as pundits on Sky Sports. 

Ahead of the game, the former defenders have selected their best XIs from the opposition they played against.


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Interestingly, though, while selecting his United XI, Reds legend Carragher also acknowledged the two greatest players the Premier League has ever seen. 

First thing's first, here's Carragher's United XI: 

Peter Schmeichel
Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra
Cristiano Ronaldo, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs
Wayne Rooney and Ruud van Nistelrooy

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But while analysing United's midfield, Carragher indicated that a certain Cristiano Ronaldo was up there alongside Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as the best the division has ever seen. 

Carragher stated, as per Sky Sports: "It is probably one of the greatest midfields you would see in any era. I think the midfield four was with David Beckham really if you go back to when that team played but in Ronaldo, you can argue is one of the greatest players we've seen in the Premier League, certainly one or two with Thierry Henry.

"Keane, would United ever have a figure like that again? He's a fantastic central midfield player. Scholes you would pick as your No 1, or maybe the best player you played with so that says everything about him and Giggs is one of the most decorated player there will ever be in football so one of the great midfields of any era."

The aforementioned duo enjoyed incredible success throughout the Premier League era, helping their clubs obtain a great deal of silverware. 

Ronaldo, of course, acted as the Red Devils' catalyst as they dominated the Premier League between 2007 and 2009, while Henry achieved greatness at Arsenal during their unbeaten top-flight season back in 2003/04.

Do you agree with Carragher? Are Ronaldo and Henry the Premier League's greatest ever? Have your say below! 

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