Sir Alex Ferguson's Greatest: Best Manchester United Team EVER

Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the best football managers to ever grace the sport.  With 13 Premier League titles with Manchester United, and a whole host of other trophies, the fiery Scot spent an incredible 25 years at the world's biggest club, becoming the most successful manager in British football history.

Here, Green Beans takes a look at the best ever players Sir Alex managed at Manchester United during his 25 year reign. Here's out fantasy 11...

Goalkeeper:  Peter Schmeichel (1999) 

Still regarded as the greatest ever goalkeeper to have played in the Premier League, this was the easiest choice of the lot. Peter Schmeichel played a key role in United's success in the '90s, ending his time with the club on that great night in Barcelona.

Honourable goalkeeper mentions: Fabien Barthez (2003), Edwin Van Der Sar (2008), David De Gea (2013). 

Right Back: Gary Neville (1999)

There was only one true world class right back who played under Sir Alex, adn that was Gary Neville. Consistency, passion, and longevity were key components to his, and United's success. 

Centre Back: Jaap Stam (1999)

He is still regarded as one of the best defenders the Premier League has ever seen, and Jaap Stam only played at United for three seasons.  Sold abruptly to Lazio, Ferguson still admits the bggest mistake of his career was to let the Dutchman leave.

Centre Back: Rio Ferdinand (2008)

Strong, composed, and great on the ball, Rio Ferdinand has been one of England's greatest defenders over the years, and his impact at United was huge. His 2008 season was a particular standout. 

Left Back: Dennis Irwin (1999)

Perhaps underrated by many, Dennis Irwin is regarded by ex teammates Roy Keane and Ryan Giggs as the best left back they've played with. His role in the Treble season of 1999 was crucial.

Honourable defender mentions: Gary Pallister (1994), Nemanja Vidic (2008), Patrice Evra (2008). 

Right Wing: Cristiano Ronaldo (2008)

There are some seasons when players hit the heights that we assumed were impossible, and that's what Cristiano Ronaldo did in 2008. 42 goals from the right was an astonishing return from a player who seemed to be growing in stature. He's regarded by many fans as United's greatest ever.

Centre Midfield: Roy Keane (1999)

The enforcer just had to make our team. Who would be silly enough to leave him out?  Roy Keane struck fear into his opponents and only accepted the highest standard from his teammates. He is widely regarded as United's greatest ever captain.

Centre Midfield: Paul Scholes (1999)

Paul Scholes was the greatest English player of a generation, and one of the main reasons United were so successful in the '90s and 2000s. This shy, unassuming lad was able to unlock even the tightest of defences, and players like Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Dwight Yorke were forever grateful for it.

Left Wing: Ryan Giggs (1994)

There's only ever been one left winger at United under Sir Alex, and that is the flying Welshman, Ryan Giggs. He was great in 1999, but 1994 was the season that made him world-famous. He adapted his game in later years, but his significance was still huge.

Honourable midfield mentions: Paul Ince (1994), Andrei Kanchelskis (1994), Nicky Butt (1999).

Striker: Eric Cantona (1994)

Eric Cantona was the most influential player in Manchester United's modern day history. The Frenchman was often labelled as a genius, and it was his signing from Leeds that saw the final piece of the jigsaw placed.

Striker: Ruud Van Nistelrooy (2003)

Ruud Van Nistelrooy was absolutely clinical during his time at United. In fact, he's been clinical wherever he has played. Ferguson's best natural finisher won the Premier League title in 2003, scoring key goals in crucial matches.

Honourable striker mentions: Mark Hughes (1994), Andy Cole (1999), Dwight Yorke (1999), Wayne Rooney (2008), Robin Van Persie (2013). 

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