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What Is Fergie's Best Ever Team ?

  • 1993/1994

    Votes: 4 9.5%
  • 1998/1999

    Votes: 23 54.8%
  • 2007/2008

    Votes: 15 35.7%

  • Total voters
    42
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Below you will find 3 panels telling details of 3
of Fergies best teams he has built.

Then we have a poll added to this thread too.......

I want to know which team YOU think is/was/maybe the best......

Don't be shy - tell us what you think :)












I take a gamble here......

I predict this team has the most strength in all postions......

Also......

They have more talent as a whole.......

I also think they could go on to win more than one Champs League too....

So young and so talented !!!
 

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At the moment it is 98/99 team for what they have achieved!

I think the current team will win everything in the next few seasons but until they do its the 98/99 team at the moment.

In a two years i believe my option will be different!
 

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That's a tough one to call.

If you're talking about best starting XI rather than best squad then it's a different answer in my opinion.

The 98/99 team won the treble because of the squad we had (Sheringham coming off the bench in the FA Cup Final, Keane and Scholes suspended for the Champions League Final and Sheringham and Solskjaer coming off the bench to win it). Although the midfield of Beckham, Keane, Scholes and Giggs was one of the best this club has ever had.

However, the 93/94 double winning side was a fantastic starting XI. It had Cantona! And the Bruce/Pallister pairing, which was fantastic. Hughes is still one of my favourite United players, the battling midfield pairing of Keane and Ince (even if he did turn out to be a traitorous dog by joining Liverpool), the pace and skill of Kanchelskis and Giggs on the wings. What a team!

The current squad still need to prove themselves by winning back to back Prem titles, a double, treble or, dare I say it, quadruple.
 

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Its very hard to compare. Different eras require different elements in a side. We only used 18 or so player back in the early 90s. So am gonna base this on teams rather than squads.

'94 was a team of men. It was a team of fighters who can also play football. Roy Keane once mentioned something about that era. something along the lines "we used to get out on the pitch. Win the battle first then let our football do that talking". The team was full of characters. And quality. The perfect midfield four. Keane and Ince/Robson and Giggs and Kanchelskis/Sharpe on the wings. with argueby the best Goal keeper in the history of our club. A great defence led by Brucey and my favourite striker partnership of all team. Back to back league titles and an FA cup confirm their status as a great side.

By the time the '99 team was formed, clubs were using a big squad rather than a small pool of players. and our squad was full of quality and options. Big Pete was still there, but the defence lost a bit of its power. Beckahm and Scholes/Butt were/are great great footballers. And the four strikers we've had complimented each other and offered goals. Lots of them. A treble and a couple other league titles confirm that sides greatness.

Now to the current side. BIG squad. A great one. Options all over the place and great football to watch. But until this side wins trophies regulary it cannot be compared to the other two. We can compare them in a few years time maybe, but not now.

My choice would be the '94 team. The played football the way I believe it should be played. A mans game. Grit, hard working, determined AND quality. The combined their fighting spirit with their amazing ability it was just sheer joy to watch.
 

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That's a tough one to call.

If you're talking about best starting XI rather than best squad then it's a different answer in my opinion.

The 98/99 team won the treble because of the squad we had (Sheringham coming off the bench in the FA Cup Final, Keane and Scholes suspended for the Champions League Final and Sheringham and Solskjaer coming off the bench to win it). Although the midfield of Beckham, Keane, Scholes and Giggs was one of the best this club has ever had.

However, the 93/94 double winning side was a fantastic starting XI. It had Cantona! And the Bruce/Pallister pairing, which was fantastic. Hughes is still one of my favourite United players, the battling midfield pairing of Keane and Ince (even if he did turn out to be a traitorous dog by joining Liverpool), the pace and skill of Kanchelskis and Giggs on the wings. What a team!

The current squad still need to prove themselves by winning back to back Prem titles, a double, treble or, dare I say it, quadruple.
Yes great post to a great thread. Such a tough call this..... Cantona & Hughes up front were the best. Midfield of 98/99 was easily the best midfield and that team got the treble so they WERE great. Though this seasons squad is the strongest squad ever Im not so sure about first 11 compared to the other great teams. They have to win trophys to be considered great. Ive a feeling they will and in turn will be Uniteds greatest ever team but for now its the treble winners.
 

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98/99 for me, how can it not be? the treble will it ever be done again?

also i have a question

where is lee sharpe? from the 93/94 team, some of you might have short memorys are be too young but back in the early nineties lee sharpe was the top dog on the wings
 

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..until his way of life ruined him?


This is so hard, for me it's between 93/94 and 98/99, both teams oozing with such class. Hughes, Cantona,Bruce,Pallister,Ince etc and then that awesome midfield and Cole/Yorke.

But I've settled with 98/99. Their achievements just edge it.

EDIT: Why do we have a thread poll close date? That's stupid.
 

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I want to know which seven people voted for a team that has won nothing and just started coming together compared to the team that won the double or the team that won the treble. :confused: :confused: :eek:
 

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I want to know which seven people voted for a team that has won nothing and just started coming together compared to the team that won the double or the team that won the treble. :confused: :confused: :eek:
probally coz they have only been supporting utd for 6 months :D
 
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I want to know which seven people voted for a team that has won nothing and just started coming together compared to the team that won the double or the team that won the treble. :confused: :confused: :eek:
Now aint that the truth. !!!!!

I was going to ask why the team of 07/08 is even on the list in the first place, having only played a few games and won nothing so far.:confused: ( playing great i'll admit and hopefully the Treble again this season ) but.........
SAF has only had two " best ever teams " so far .....93/94 and 98/99.

I think you'll find that the seven who voted 07/08 are the younger age group, late teens/early 20s, not many were even old enough to support a team in 98/99 and even less going back to 93/94.

Anyway...no contest............98/99 .
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Now aint that the truth. !!!!!

I was going to ask why the team of 07/08 is even on the list in the first place, having only played a few games and won nothing so far.:confused: ( playing great i'll admit and hopefully the Treble again this season ) but.........
SAF has only had two " best ever teams " so far .....93/94 and 98/99.

I think you'll find that the seven who voted 07/08 are the younger age group, late teens/early 20s, not many were even old enough to support a team in 98/99 and even less going back to 93/94.

Anyway...no contest............98/99 .
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"no contest"

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rydersonthestorm said:
I want to know which seven people voted for a team
that has won nothing and just started coming together compared to the team
that won the double or the team that won the treble. :confused:
I voted for 2007/08 but seems I am the only one to own up :(

I explain why ok.....

I am young of course only 23 years but this means nothing !

I read many, many books - sometimes 1 book in 1 day - but I read many books
about United.....so I know history of these guys from 1800s up to now.

Someone else say "maybe they are fans for only 6 months"......well at one point
we were all "fans for only 6 months" don't forget.

I follow United since I was 14 years so 9 years.

They were the biggest brand name in Romania - along with Liverpool.........so
sorry yes - I only join in for 1998/99 and you call me glory hunter if you wish I
don't mind.

I have as big knowledge as most United fans.

I choose this 2007/08 team not based on what they win obviously !!

I choose them because in my opinion (and Fergie's too :p ) I think they would
beat 99 team and 94 team, !!

What faults does this team have ?

None......

11 clean sheets from 19 games - brilliant defence.

Midfield is awesome......Nani, Anderson and Carrick sit on the bench from time to
time !!!

These guys make it into any team in the Prem easy - but not United !!

And for strikers........well we scoew goals for fun right now and will do all
year.....more than any other United team have managed !!

.........and VDS in goal too......

So goalkeeper, Defence, Midfield, Attack..........where are the faults ?

This year I am convinced they win the Champs League and I se no reason why
not - who can stop us ?

The Premier League will be won too - all the Africans going to the ANC is going to
help and I personally see United making a big gap appear in the top of the
league and winning easy.

FA Cup ?

Well why not ?

Maybe bad luck strikes in the Cup and we dont win this - but we have great
chance for winning this too !!

I predict more than 1 Champs League for this team too.....!!

Confidently !!!

So yes maybe I am young but all I see right now is a team playing for us every
week that is destined for GREATNESS !!!

Not once or twice like the other teams........but greatness on a big scale this
time !!!

I really believe this - and Fergie agrees too - he says they are his best ever !
 
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I voted for 2007/08 but seems I am the only one to own up :(

I explain why ok.....

I am young of course only 23 years but this means nothing !

I read many, many books - sometimes 1 book in 1 day - but I read many books
about United.....so I know history of these guys from 1800s up to now.

Someone else say "maybe they are fans for only 6 months"......well at one point
we were all "fans for only 6 months" don't forget.

I follow United since I was 14 years so 9 years.

They were the biggest brand name in Romania - along with Liverpool.........so
sorry yes - I only join in for 1998/99 and you call me glory hunter if you wish I
don't mind.

I have as big knowledge as most United fans.

I choose this 2007/08 team not based on what they win obviously !!

I choose them because in my opinion (and Fergie's too :p ) I think they would
beat 99 team and 94 team, !!

What faults does this team have ?

None......

11 clean sheets from 19 games - brilliant defence.

Midfield is awesome......Nani, Anderson and Carrick sit on the bench from time to
time !!!

These guys make it into any team in the Prem easy - but not United !!

And for strikers........well we scoew goals for fun right now and will do all
year.....more than any other United team have managed !!

.........and VDS in goal too......

So goalkeeper, Defence, Midfield, Attack..........where are the faults ?

This year I am convinced they win the Champs League and I se no reason why
not - who can stop us ?

The Premier League will be won too - all the Africans going to the ANC is going to
help and I personally see United making a big gap appear in the top of the
league and winning easy.

FA Cup ?

Well why not ?

Maybe bad luck strikes in the Cup and we dont win this - but we have great
chance for winning this too !!

I predict more than 1 Champs League for this team too.....!!

Confidently !!!

So yes maybe I am young but all I see right now is a team playing for us every
week that is destined for GREATNESS !!!

Not once or twice like the other teams........but greatness on a big scale this
time !!!

I really believe this - and Fergie agrees too - he says they are his best ever !
Fair play to you Carly, i hear what you are saying and understand where you are coming from in what you say. ( the only one to do so ).

Not bringing an age thing into this ( or trying not to ).

You may have read many books and know every bit of history of United, have lots of knowledge and i know that you do.

Who is more expert ? The person who reads books about childcare and has lots of degrees or a person who has had children and brought them up ?

The team we have at present is great, no one can deny that, but untill they achieve greatness, at the moment they cannot be classed as Uniteds/SAFs greatest team.
Have a look at this page from The Website of Dreams, theres a good reason why it is laid out as it is. http://www.stretfordend.co.uk/seasonmenu.html

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Fair play to you Carly, i hear what you are saying and understand where you are coming from in what you say. ( the only one to do so ).

Not bringing an age thing into this ( or trying not to ).

You may have read many books and know every bit of history of United, have lots of knowledge and i know that you do.

Who is more expert ? The person who reads books about childcare and has lots of degrees or a person who has had children and brought them up ?

The team we have at present is great, no one can deny that, but untill they achieve greatness, at the moment they cannot be classed as Uniteds/SAFs greatest team.
Have a look at this page from The Website of Dreams, theres a good reason why it is laid out as it is. http://www.stretfordend.co.uk/seasonmenu.html

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I only mention this age subject because it was brought up this is all.....same with "only being fans for 6 months too".

But for 9 years I learn plenty stuff about this team.....

I don't claim to be good supporter because I dont go to games.....I am good FAN though you know.

I dont ever expect to be part of this "United Family" thing either - I don't have time to go for games week after week.......so for me I will always be outsider type of person understand ?

But to have outside views on subjects like who is best team and sometimes things about The Glazers is good for United fans to listen to !!

Yes we don't have same emotion to blur our view and opinion you see.

So this is why I always make my points :)

Now I go to see website you show me........x
 
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