Manchester United are officially to most successful team in English football history, and here is our attempt at picking their best Manchester United team of individuals to brace the pitch at the Theatre of Dreams.
Sir Alex Ferguson made it his task to challenge Liverpool and overtake their record of league titles. He duly achieved this and retired from football with 20 league titles compared to Liverpool’s 18 league titles.
It was an outstanding achievement and Sir Alex Ferguson ended his career as arguably the best manager in football history. During his magical 27-and-a-half year reign, many world class talents played under the famous Scot, with 9 of our 11 players coming from Ferguson’s era.
Wayne Rooney overtook Sir Bobby Charlton to become Manchester United’s all-time top goal scorer in January. It would’ve been very difficult to leave him out of the team but due to the amount of talented players, many former stars have been unable to make the cut.
Best Manchester United Team Ever – Hard Picks
Picking the goalkeeper proved a massive dilemma due to the achievements of both Peter Schmeichel and Edwin Van Der Sar. The Danish shot stopper won five Premier League titles, compared to the Dutchman’s record of four league titles.
They both won the Champions League on one occasion but Schmeichel was involved in United’s treble winning season. The duo were both domineering figures between the sticks but Schmeichel had many memorable moments and he just found his way into the team marginally.
Jaap Stam and Steve Bruce all lost out due to the qualities Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand possessed. The defensive duo formed a solid partnership at the back between 2007-2013, during which they won five Premier League titles, one Champions League and reached two more Champions League finals.
Another difficult choice was between Patrice Evra and Denis Irwin in the left-back position. They both again had successful spells at Manchester United, in terms of individual and team performance.
Now this has to be the most difficult choice of all. It was a toss-up between George Best, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ryan Giggs. Wow! That just emphasises the former talent of Manchester United.
I decided to pick George Best at right wing over David Beckham and Ryan Giggs over Cristiano Ronaldo, due to Giggs’ longevity. I also slotted Charlton into midfield, instead of placing Roy Keane next to Paul Scholes.
This is because it would’ve been an insult to leave Wayne Rooney or Eric Cantona out of the team. So, there it is! Here is GB Articles pick for the best Manchester United team ever. Feel free to share your opinion…