Roy Keane names best Man Utd XI in Premier League era

Now, looking back at the best Manchester United XI in the Premier League era could be a good thing, or it could be an incredibly bad thing that will leave many fans feeling rather angry, upset or any other emotion about how things have developed over the last decade or so.

Nonetheless, that is something that Roy Keane was asked to do whilst appearing on Sky Sports on Monday night, with the former central midfielder springing a few surprises regarding the team that he selected.

Indeed, if you were to use a betting site like the casinos8888 for Asia gamblers, then you would have perhaps been shocked that certain names were left out.

We will leave those names to the end, so see if you can guess which ones they are as we go through the list that Keane created via the guys at GiveMeSport.

Goalkeeper – Peter Schmeichel

Right-back – Gary Neville

Centre-back – Jaap Stam

Centre-back – Gary Pallister

Left-back – Denis Irwin

Right-wing – David Beckham

Centre-midfield – Bryan Robson

Centre-midfield – Paul Ince

Left-wing – Ryan Giggs

Forward – Cristiano Ronaldo

Forward – Wayne Rooney

WOW! That is some team! Could you imagine if they were all in their prime and playing together?! They would have dominated the Premier League each season that they had played together.

Indeed, many of them were incredibly successful during their own eras anyway, but this team would have taken some beating.

As we mentioned earlier, there were a number of names that Keane seemingly left out that many Man Utd fans may have decided to opt for, although that perhaps highlights just how big the club is and the calibre of the players they have been able to attract.

For instance, the defence could have seen players like Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, or Steve Bruce just as centre-backs, whereas players like Patrice Evra and Mikael Silvestre could have perhaps been mentioned, too.

In midfield, players like Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, and Michael Carrick were each left out, whilst the Irishman also left himself out.

Many will instantly think of the era of Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke when thinking of Manchester United strikers, but both of these were left out, as were Eric Cantona, Ruud Van Nistlerooy, Dimitar Berbatov, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Teddy Sheringham.

Edwin Van der Sar or David de Gea could have perhaps been a shout in goal, too.

Clearly, United has had a lot of talent over the decades, but they look anything but world-class at the moment.