The Manchester United star you forgot made it into the PFA TOTY

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.

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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.

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