Paul Scholes names his best Manchester United XI… and leaves himself out

Manchester United fans bloody love Paul Scholes. The former England midfielder was the heartbeat of Sir Alex Ferguson’s greatest team and won it all at Old Trafford.

And now Scholes, who has played with most of the finest players in the club’s history, has picked his all-time XI. And he’s not even picked himself.

There’s a few big names missing, Patrice Evra, Nemanja Vidic and Scholes himself, to name but a few.


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Leaving Evra out wasn’t easy for Scholes, but he had some solid reasoning behind picking Denis Irwin instead when he discussed it on MUTV.

“Great free-kicks, great penalty taker and he let his football do the talking. A quiet lad off the pitch, but brought great quality to the team,” Scholes said about Irwin.

Scholes, who left himself out of the team, back the mighty Roy Keane to hold his midfield and lead the side.

“It can only be Roy, the leader of the team,” Scholes said. The likes of Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and Rio Ferdinand make up a formidable spine to the team, and Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ruud van Nistelrooy would provide buckets of goals.

Not a bad side to be fair.

Reckon you could pick a better one?

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