English Premier League: Managers' Team of the Decade.

Devil in a New DressSenior Writer IMay 25, 2011

English Premier League: Managers' Team of the Decade.

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09:  A view of the Premier League trophy after the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Wigan Athletic at Stamford Bridge on May 9, 2010 in London, England. Chelsea won 8-0 to win the championship.  (Photo by Clive Mason
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    English Premier League managers participated in a poll to select the best 11 players in the Premier League from the last decade.

    The managers' best team consists of six Manchester United players, three Chelsea players, one Liverpool player and a surprise Newcastle legend.

    In another poll, the managers also voted the 2008 Manchester United side as the best of the decade.

    Are your favorite players the favorite players of the managers of the Premier League? 

Goalkeeper: Edwin Van Der Sar

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 04:  Edwin van der Sar of Manchester United celebrates after his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Manchester United and Schalke at Old Trafford on May 4, 2011 in Manchester,
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    Edwin Van der Sar was the overwhelming winner for goalkeeper, with 53 percent of the vote. Chelsea's Petr Cech was second  with 33 percent.

Left Back: Ashley Cole

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23:  Ashley Cole of Chelsea runs with the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on April 23, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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    Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole won this defensive position with a whopping 73 percent of the vote. Manchester United's Patrice Evra got the other 27 percent of the votes. 

Right Back: Gary Neville

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Gary Neville of Manchester United during the Gary Neville Testimonial Match between Manchester United and Juventus at Old Trafford on May 24, 2011 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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    Not the most popular of players, but the United stalwart more than deserves his place. He won it with 60 percent of the votes.

Center Back: John Terry

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 15:  John Terry of Chelsea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on May 15, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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    The Chelsea captain claimed the center back position with 40 percent of the overall vote.

Center Back: Nemanja Vidic

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20:  Captain Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group C  match between Manchester United and Bursaspor Kulubu at Old Trafford on October 20, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Al
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    This season's Manchester United captain came second behind John Terry with 27 percent of the overall vote. Rio Ferdinand ended up with 20 percent.

Left Midfield: Ryan Giggs

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 06:  Ryan Giggs of Manchester United in action during the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on April 6, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/
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    Ryan Giggs was the overwhelming choice for the left side of midfield with a huge 87 percent of the vote.

Right Midfield: Cristiano Ronaldo

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 10:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United lines up a free kick during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on May 10, 2009 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Lives
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    Giggs former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo easily holds the throne at the right side of midfield, fighting off former United player David Beckham, with 67 percent of the vote.

Midfield Center: Paul Scholes

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: Paul Scholes of Manchester United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Fulham at Old Trafford on April 9, 2011 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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    Often regarded as the best midfielder of his generation, Manchester United legend Paul Scholes, owned 23 percent of the overall vote for the midfield center position. 

Midfield Center: Steven Gerrard

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23:  Steven Gerrard of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at City of Manchester Stadium on August 23, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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    The Liverpool ace earned his place with 33 percent of the overall vote for the midfield center position and is the only non-United player in midfield.

Striker: Didier Drogba

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 01:  Didier Drogba of Chelsea looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on March 1, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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    In attack, Chelsea's juggernaut Didier Drogba scored 23 percent of the votes. 

Striker: Alan Shearer

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    MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14:  Alan Shearer of Newcastle celebrates after scoring the second goal with a penalty during the Barclays Premiership match between Middlesbrough and Newcastle United at the Riverside Stadium on August 14, 2004 in Middlesb
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    Equaling Drogba's score, Newcastle legend Alan Shearer also scores 23 percent of the vote to complete the team of the decade.

What Do You Think?

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    Other notable names that didn't quite make it, include: Roy Keane, Cesc Fabregas, Frank Lampard, Thierry Henry, Wayne Rooney and Dennis Bergkamp.

    What do you think?

    Do you agree with the managers?