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Greatest Manchester United Premier League XI of this century

Sam Curran
ANALYST
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Manchester United v Watford - Premier League
Who makes the cut?

Manchester United have been the most successful team in Premier League history, winning 13 Premier League titles,despite faltering of late with their last title coming in 2012/13 which was Sir Alex Ferguson's final season as manager of the club.

Of course throughout this time, they've had many successful teams with a whole host of amazingly talented players in every single position. A significant proportion of these have been home-grown youth products who came up from the academy at an early age.

Others have been handpicked from abroad, with the lure and history of the Manchester United brand always able to attract the very best players in the world. That's still the case - with Jose Mourinho able to attract talent such as Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic despite United no longer being title contenders at the moment.

It's been a thankless task trying to pick only 11 players, with competition fierce for places in every single position. However that's what I've had a go at here. I've opted for a traditional 4-4-2 formation, which reflects the club's tradition of playing an attractive brand of attacking football.

Goalkeeper

Manchester United v Huddersfield Town - Premier League
David de Gea

Younger Manchester United fans might think this is an easy choice to make, but more seasoned fans know that's not the case. The Spaniard is regarded as the world's best goalkeeper and his rise since joining United- as a skinny 20 year old - has been remarkable.

Peter Schmeichel is a close second but de Gea can lay claim to being the world's best, which some argue the great Dane never managed to do.










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Sam Curran
ANALYST
Huge Manchester United fan hoping the club will return to their former glory. I write a variety of articles about football including historical articles, my take on current football issues and lists (i.e. 5 players who regretted leaving Manchester United).
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