Former Manchester United midfielder, Roy Keane has named his all-time best eleven he has played with during his time with the Red Devils. Keane was transferred from Nottingham Forest in 1993 and captained United during the most successful period in the club’s history, winning seven EPL titles and the Champions League.
Given he has shared the pitch with so many fantastic footballers during his spell, Keane must’ve had a hard time deciding who to leave out. Keane was tasked with picking a line up made of his best teammates during his 12-year spell at United which proved not to be a difficult task for the one-time fans’ favourite.
The 50-year-old surprisingly left out his former teammates Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand. In his 4-4-2 formation, Keane has picked Peter Schmeichel ahead of Edwin van der Sar and David de Gea. Gary Neville and Dennis Irwin have been selected as the fullbacks while Jaap Stam and Gary Pallister are the centre-backs.
Explaining his decision to pick Pallister over the likes of Ferdinand, Steve Bruce, and Nemanja Vidic, Keane said on Sky Sports: “The other one was an issue but I have gone with Gary Pallister. Brucey was a brilliant player but you have to leave someone out.
In the midfielder, Keane has selected Paul Ince and Robson at the middle of the park while David Beckham and Ryan Giggs are on the wings. Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo lead the attack.
Here is Keane’s greatest Man United XI;
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