People to this day think that letting Gerard Pique go was a huge mistake on Manchester United's part.
His strongest attribute is passing, not winning aerial duels or tackling, or even winning offsides. It's passing, and that says a lot about a defender.
His frailties are countered by the strong play of Barcelona.
When you inherit a team as he did, what results did you expect?
People don't bestow the same amount of praise on Frank Rjikaard, the architect for the current team.
The team that Barcelona has is fantastic, and Pep Guardiola is doing a good job managing it. However, people are already calling him the best-ever manager, even ahead of Jose Mourinho (not to mention the likes of Ferguson and Wenger).
Before you start spewing hate comments, hear me out.
Lionel Messi is one of the best players I have witnessed. He is the difference in the Clasicos and so many other numerous matches.
However, football fans are committing the fallacy of proclaiming whoever comes along as the best ever.
Even if you look back less than 10 years, you had the likes of Zinedine Zidane, who not only won the Champions League but also won the World Cup for France.
Messi is fantastic, but he is overrated by too many as the best ever.