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Here’s Fergie’s best XI after a quarter of a century at Old Trafford
To mark the 25th anniversary of his time in charge at United, here’s who we think are the eleven greatest players to ever play under Sir Alex.
Peter Schmeichel (goalkeeper)Ferguson has had several dodgy keepers during his time as manager, but Schmeichel is one of the few exceptions.
Denis Irwin (left back)An incredibly solid defender, who rarely wasted possession, and could score the occasional exceptional free-kick to boot.
Gary Neville (right back)One of the few full backs of recent years who was equally effective in defence and attack.
Steve Bruce (centre back)Played a key role in Ferguson's early years at the club and possessed strength and intelligence in equal measure.
Nemanja Vidic (centre back)Still one of the best centre backs in the world. It's difficult to think of many sides that Vidic wouldn't get into.
Ryan Giggs (left wing)United's long-serving player possesses all the attributes you'd want in a top footballer: speed, intelligence and most importantly, unwavering hunger.
Cristiano Ronaldo (right wing)Love him or loathe him, the winger's exceptional ability cannot be denied.
Roy Keane (centre midfield)Epitomised the club's tireless pursuit of success with his remarkable work ethic.
Paul Scholes (centre midfield)Arguably the most naturally talented midfielder of the Premier League era.
Eric Cantona (centre forward)Unpredictable at times, but at his best Cantona was unstoppable.
Wayne Rooney (centre forward)The most gifted British player of his generation.
Honorouble mentions: Bryan Robson, Ole Gunnar Soslkjaer, Rio Ferdinand, Edwin Van der Saar, David Beckham, Andy Cole, Ruud van Niestelrooy, Mark Hughes.
And the worst: Massimo Taibi, Eric Djemba Djemba, William Prunier, Mal Donaghy, Kleberson, Liam Miller, Mame Biram Diouf.
*As chosen by Adrian Russell and Paul Fennessy
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