Jamie Redknapp: Manchester United dream XI from Sir Alex Ferguson era

10 May 2011 12:38
ShareSir Alex Ferguson has been the king of Manchester United for 24 years; their longest-serving manager and who can argue that he is not the best of his generation?

Fergie keeps winning. Year after year - the titles, the cups, regenerating the side - he achieves success by discovering new blood and demanding they play with Manchester United flair and ambition.

I argued on Sky on Sunday that this current Manchester United team do compare with Fergie's best of the past and so Sportsmail set me a challenge: name your all-star composite XI from Sir Alex's two-and-a-half decades at Old Trafford. So here it is.

Take a bow, son: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson just keeps on winning

There were a few wobbles along the way and a handful of high profile absentees. David Beckham, Mark Hughes and Ruud van Nistelrooy don't get into my team, nor do any of the four Treble-winning strikers of 1999.

I've also gone for Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic ahead of Steve Bruce and Gary Pallister. Jaap Stam doesn't get in, nor Paul McGrath or Bryan Robson, whose best years came before Fergie turned up.

So take a look at my team and let me know if you agree.

Goalkeeper: Peter Schmeichel

Right back: Gary Neville

Centre half: Rio Ferdinand

Centre half: Nemanja Vidic

Left back: Denis Irwin

Holding midfield: Roy Keane

Midfield: Paul Scholes

Midfield: Ryan Giggs

Forward: Cristiano Ronaldo

Forward: Wayne Rooney

Striker: Eric Cantona

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