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Over the last six weeks, more than 100,000 fans took part in polls on ManUtd.com in an effort to name the Reds' best Premier League XI. Supporters were asked to cast their minds back over the previous 14 seasons and vote for their favourite United player in each position... except left midfield, where Ryan Giggs was the only sensible choice.

Our search did throw up a few surprises – there's no room for Ronaldo or van Nistelrooy – but we're sure you'll agree this is a formidable United side.

United Premier XI: Schmeichel; G.Neville, Stam, Ferdinand, Irwin; Beckham, Keane, Scholes, Giggs; Rooney, Cantona

The closest battles occurred in the centre of defence (with Jaap Stam just edging out Nemanja Vidic as Rio's partner), on the right side of midfield (where Cristiano Ronaldo pushed David Beckham right to the hilt) and up front (where Eric Cantona was the popular choice but Ruud van Nistelrooy almost forced his way into the side ahead of Wayne Rooney).

Of course, 11 great players doesn't necessarily equate to a great team. Would Cantona and Rooney really gel alongside each other? Would Ferdinand and Stam prove an effective combination at the heart of the defence? What do you think?
 

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SolskjaertheLegend said:
i'd knock Beckham out and put Ronaldo in

Otherwise thats one hell of a team!!
beckham proved himself over a long period at OT and won everything in the game ronaldo has only had one consistent season at utd. theres no doubting ronaldo's talent but to be put in in front of beckham is madness imo
 

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andycole9 said:
beckham proved himself over a long period at OT and won everything in the game ronaldo has only had one consistent season at utd. theres no doubting ronaldo's talent but to be put in in front of beckham is madness imo
yeah well iv never liked Beckham much so......Ronaldo gets my vote
 

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Some great players there but i have to say that Ferdinand doesnt even come close to the likes of Brucie or even Mcgrath. I think presently i even prefer Vidic as Rio is a bit of a s**t house at times.
 

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no law coz its a prem 11 no ronaldo has hes only had 1 consistent season as for sparky im baffled aswell

about 12 months ago fergie picked his all time prem 11 for channel 5s football night this is how it went

.........................................schmeical................................................
g neville............bruce............pallister.........................irwin
beckham.............keane............robson........................giggs
............................hughes...................cantona....................

now what do you all think about the great man's selection?
 
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