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Best Eleven Players under Sir Alex Ferguson

Best Eleven Players under Sir Alex Ferguson
Best Eleven Players under Sir Alex Ferguson

Best Eleven Players under Sir Alex Ferguson


In his autobiography, Sir Alex Ferguson wrote that he only managed four world-class players during his footballing career: Cristiano Ronaldo, Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.

However, Fergie was well known for getting out the best of regular players. We decided to make a list of best 11 players, to ever play under Sir Alex Ferguson.

The list, won’t include the four ‘’world-class’’ players, as called by The Scott.

Goalkeeper: Peter Schmeichel

The legendary Danish goalkeeper whose temper included influencing on people by just staring at them is unquestionably one of the best to ever cmpete under SAF.

His ability to carry the team on his shoulders and his great reflex reactions will never be forgotten.

Left back: Denis Irwin

Mr. Dependable, United fans liked to call him, had 7 Premier League medals, 1 Champions League and 3 FA Cups medals to his name while playing under SAF at Manchester.

The never-tiring fullback was a real nightmare down the left side.

Right back: Gary Neville

The legendary Gary had no competition at right back position.

Now working as a pundit, but older generations still remember Gary as one of the greatest right-backs in the world.

Quick, smart, tidy, everything a fullback needs.

Centre-back: Rio Ferdinand

His leadership skills, his brave heart, his determination were enough to put him in the center back.

Rio came to United from West Ham and was becoming a legend only a year after.

Ferdinand won all prizes at club level and became English Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

Centre-back: Nemanja Vidic

There were a few on our minds, but how can you beat a player who once told his manager that he is ready to go to war to defend his country, despite living a life many would dream off.

A true warrior every manager would want on his team.

Defensive midfielder: Roy Keane

He was not on the ‘’world-class’’ list but was mentioned as a significant influence by Fergie in his autobiography.

The crazy Irish was undoubtedly a huge influencer and possibly the greatest to ever wear Manchester United captain’s armband.

Central Midfielder: David Beckham

He might have changed football for fashion, but Becks was undoubtedly one of the best in his position while in his prime.

Those curly crosses and those free kicks no one could match deserved him a place in central midfield.

Central Midfield: Michael Carrick

He might not have been the most skillful player but was surely the most consistent to ever play under Ferguson.

Simple passes, quick fouls and a goal here and there to rescue some points.

Attacking Midfielder: Teddy Sheringham

Although he played only for four years at Manchester United, Teddy set his eyes on the trophies since day one at the club.

During his time at the club, he won 3 Premier Leagues, 1 FA and 1 Champions League trophy.

Left Wing: Park Ji-Sung

The Korean kept a low profile while working with Sir Alex but was one of the vital parts of the squad and the manager was well aware of that.

It’s not a coincidence that Sir Alex described his decision to leave him out of a Champions League final in 2008 as the ‘’ hardest decision ever’’.

Right Wing: Ruud van Nistelrooy

The Flying Dutch had some controversies dragged to his name, but when it comes to football, there was something magical about van Nistelrooy !?

Quality, trademark, curler finish and a cool celebration are moments that perfectly describes ‘’van The Man’’.

Centre Forward: Wayne Rooney

Undoubtedly the obvious candidate for the lone forward position.

253 goals, the most by any player to ever wear the Red’s shirt, Wayne Rooney is an absolute legend.

In his 13 years at the club, he played under four different managers, but we will always remember, who brought him and showed him the way to the stars.

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