Fergie's best XI

Alan Curbishley has chosen his best Man Utd XI to feature under Sir Alex Ferguson. Do you agree?

Last Updated: 09/05/13 at 13:45

Alan Curbishley's best Man Utd XI under Sir Alex Ferguson

Goalkeeper - Peter Schmeichel

It has got to be Schmeichel in goal. When he came into Old Trafford he was the difference in a lot of games. He won a lot of points for Man United. He was dynamic, brave, larger than life and he filled the goal. When you go to Old Trafford you have got to have that sort of personality in you to make sure you're a success. So many players have gone there over the years and not been able to handle playing for Man United.

Defence - Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Steve Bruce, Denis Irwin

Gary Neville was a proper right back. When he had a winger he defended, he jockeyed and made the tackle when he could. His main aim was to defend. The two centre-backs, Rio Ferdinand and Steve Bruce, are a great combination. Rio can come out with the ball and play and - no disrespect to Steve - but he's in there for his aggression, his tenacity and his will to win. And finally, Denis Irwin, who I think may have been Alex's best signing in terms of value for money. He was another very good defensive full-back, but he also got forward and contributed with goals and made goals.

Midfield - Bryan Robson, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes

A lot of Man United fans around at the moment may not have seen Bryan Robson play but he was a fantastic midfield player. He was a box-to-box player, a great leader, tackled - he did it all. He was a complete midfield player, as was Roy Keane. Keane not only destroyed in the middle of the park, he had a great passing range and got his fair share of goals. They could operate as holding players, with Paul Scholes just in front, and we all know about the goals he's got and makes and the way he can change a game and the tempo of a game.

Forwards - Cristiano Ronaldo, Eric Cantona and Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs is a fantastic servant to Manchester United. He looks as quick as when he first arrived on the scene so many years ago! Ronaldo, obviously we've seen him at Real Madrid and he was only at United for a short spell, but he's world class and a danger wherever he played along that frontline. And I've gone for Cantona because he perhaps changed the face of Man United when Alex brought him in. It was one of those transfers, when he brought him in from Leeds, where we thought 'what's he doing?' But he changed the way they played, he dropped off and received balls from the midfield but could also get forward and join in and get his fair share of goals. I think he changed the culture at the training ground, as well, with some of the exercises he brought in, the passing drills and finishing drills he was used to.

Do you agree with Alan Curbishley's selections? Have your say on the best Man United XI under Sir Alex Ferguson using the comments box below...

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

heyremind me of Utd's treble winning side. Swashbuckling and risk prone. We ha Jaap Stam to paper over the cracks at the back though. Not sure they have their Jaap yet.

HarryBoulton
New Striker Not Liverpool's Priority...

A

lexis Sanchez; too good for Liverpool, Stevie. :)

pires
Suarez 'too good for Arsenal'

T

he solution is to not feel sorry for any of Jabba, Gold or Sullivan. They're all deeply unpleasant and all deserve each other. If only West Ham would sign Barton and Suarez then no one would ever need to despise any other club.

spuzzell
The Strange Idea Of Sympathy For Big Sam

Footer 365

Transfer news: Jose Mourinho confirms Fernando Torres will stay at Chelsea

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has told Sky Sports News Fernando Torres will not be sold during this transfer window.

Transfer news: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers targets further signings

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping to further strengthen his squad ahead of the transfer deadline on September 1.

Transfer news: Newcastle continue to 'monitor' Loic Remy's situation

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew continues to 'monitor' Loic Remy's situation after a move to Liverpool broke down.

Mail Box

Sterling Stuff And Other Friendly Thoughts

We have one reader reaching conclusions from last night's friendly while we have others discussing Romelu Lukaku's move to Everton. Oh and some swearing...

Divock Origi Is Like Connor Sammon (Sort Of)

One Mailboxer inserts his tongue into cheek to offer his thoughts on Liverpool's newest signing. Plus thoughts on league-owned clubs, badges, and swearing...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property