Back in 1997-98, Manchester United players dominated the PFA Team of the Year midfield.
Ryan Giggs (obviously) and David Beckham were two of three United players to make it into the four-man midfield, and Newcastle United’s David Batty earned his place in there too.
But the fourth man in that midfield is a player you’ve forgotten ever made it into a PFA TOTY side.
The perpetual understudy to the likes of Paul Scholes and Roy Keane, Nicky Butt was selected in that elite group that season.
Here’s the full squad:
Butt was a revelation that season, playing 33 times in a Premier League season in which United finished second.
It wasn’t the greatest season in United’s history, however it was a time when Butt could prove he was more than capable of playing the role in Ferguson’s side which Darren Fletcher would become famous for.