In an era where success is demanded now rather than later, one man stands above his peers for his ability to consistently refresh and regenerate. Sir Alex Ferguson is currently in the process of rebuilding his fourth Manchester United Premier League team, having nurtured and purchased some of the greatest talent in the English game since he took over Manchester United in 1986.
Given that Manchester United have won an unprecedented 12 Premier League titles under the Scot, the selection of the club’s greatest starting XI of the modern era is a formidable task. While United have never been afraid to spend the astonishing amounts required to acquire silverware, only three of the XI on show here would fall into that price category.
As with all ”best of” lists, the absence of certain names may raise a David Beckham-esque eyebrow. Alternatively it might leave you pulling your hair out to the point of a pre-operation Wayne Rooney resemblance. What’s for certain is that the talent on offer on the next 11 slides is some of the greatest the game has ever seen.
The breakdown of nationalities sees a Dane, a Serb, a Portuguese, a Welshman, two Irishmen, two Dutchmen, two Englishmen and a regal Frenchman don the red of the Old Trafford outfit.
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