Manchester United’s 92-man squad chose their ultimate dream team – but were left squabbling over the inclusion of City’s stars.
Phil, Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt have been tasked with picking the starting line-up from the Premier League era.
The Red Devils legends opted for the 4-3-3 method, but there was a split between United’s men when it came to Vincent Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta.
The Man City duo was selected in defence, with Scholes making the final decision on Zabaleta.
Wales coach Giggs said: “Choice of the City player, what’s wrong with you?!”
Arsenal icon Tony Adams was wanted by Pat and Phil Neville, but the duo was scrapped in Kompany’s favor due to the Englishman’s resemblance to John Terry, who was ‘certain’ at the center of defence.
Adams’ teammate David Seaman ended up getting a spot among the defenders, but the group also considered Chelsea duo Thibaut Courtois and Petr Cech.
Ashley Cole has never faced any competition for the left-back position.
Silva vs. Lampard
The team also unified two of the three midfield positions, with former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira and Liverpool legend. Steven Gerrard Brought.
Three-time Premier League winner David Silva was named, but Giggs insisted it “doesn’t seem appropriate to leave.” [Frank] Lampard is out.”
The former Chelsea midfielder completed the three-man group’s midfield.
In attack, all-time Premier League goalscorer Alan Shearer led the line with Thierry Henry on his left and Eden Hazard on the right.
In a late development, five former players were given the chance to pick one player from United.
Neville and Scholes were considered but the group chose Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo instead of Hazard.