Manchester United: My All-Time Lineup

ThomasSenior Writer IAugust 5, 2008

I have a dream, a dream of creating and controlling a team of the best soccer players in Manchester United history, much like that Jose+10 commercial except I'm over 10, I can have only Man. Utd. players, and I'm not Spanish.

Anyways, I'm choosing a 3-3-2-2 formation, a formation I made up, I think. I like to use it, at least. I didn't exactly chose the players with the most chemistry, I chose players that would be the most fun to watch. 

Anyways here's my lineup.

GK: Edwin Van der Sar. Possibly the best goalkeeper in Man. Utd. history. He's proven that he can succeed at high levels.


RCB, Steve Bruce. He helped Man. Utd. to the Double in the 20th century. He was also the best English player never capped by his country.

CB, Gary Neville. He's truly a Man. Utd. legend. Although he spent some of 2006-2007 and the entire 2007-2008 season out with injury, he still has what it takes to be the best.

LCB, Rio Ferdinand. Who can doubt the skill of Rio Ferdinand? He's probably the best British defender around, next to John Terry.


RM, Cristiano Ronaldo. Despite the ongoing drama of whether or not he's gonna play at Man. Utd. or Real Madrid, he's the best right winger around. Who can doubt his total awesomeness?

CM, Sir Bobby Charlton. He played for Man. Utd. at a very exciting time for the club.  He held the records for Man. Utd. until Ryan Giggs recently broke them.

LM, Ryan Giggs. He's my all-time favorite Man. Utd. player. He has the honor of being the most decorated player in British history. He's the best winger of all-time.

RCAM, George Best. I love that saying "Maradona good; Pele' better; George Best." Despite a wild night life, he was a master of the pitch, scoring boat-loads of goals for Man. Utd.

LCAM, Sammy McIlroy. After scoring on his debut against Manchester City in 1971, McIlroy had a great career at Old Trafford until moving on to Stoke City in 1981.


RS, Eric Cantona. Cantona, love him or hate him, he's a joy to watch on the pitch. He helped Man. Utd. win four Premiership titles in five years and won two FA Cups. United fans, including myself, still call him King Eric. I think he'd make a good replacement for Sir Alex.

LS, Ole Solskjaer. The Baby-Faced Assasin had a great career with Manchester United. Unfortunatley, he had to retire because of injury. Among his best remembered goals, was the goal that helped Man. Utd. win the 1999 Champions League.

Van der Sar

                                     Neville       Bruce           Ferdinad

                           Ronaldo                   Charlton                   Giggs

                                              Best                McIlroy                                      

                                     Cantona                               Solskjaer


DEF: Allenby Chilton, Nemanja Vidic'

MID: Roy Keane, Paul Scholes      

ATT: Wayne Rooney, Mark Hughes


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