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22nd Jan 2019

Manchester United’s Class of 92 pick their Premier League dream team

Wayne Farry

Manchester United

Few people will disagree with the Class of 92’s team

Manchester United’s Class of 92 have played with and against most of the greatest footballers to grace the Premier League.

Coming through the Red Devils’ youth setup in the early 1990s and establishing themselves as some of the league’s best players throughout that decade, they combined to achieve astonishing success together.

In a recent video for Sky Sports Super 6, Class of 92 alumni Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Gary and Phil Neville were tasked with utilising their experience together to pick their all-time Premier League dream team.

There was one caveat however: they could not pick anyone who had played for Manchester United.

Had they been allowed to do so, the team would most likely have been a United XI from goalkeeper to forwards, but as it stood they were forced to choose from some of their most successful rivals.

In truth, the team they ended up selecting is about as good as you could find, with some of the best players to ever play in England featuring throughout.

In goal they briefly discussed having either Thibaut Courtois or Petr Cech, before opting for former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman.

In defence they chose two Manchester City players – Vincent Kompany and former Citizen Pablo Zabaleta, as well as two Chelsea legends, John Terry and Ashley Cole – who recently signed a deal with Frank Lampard’s Derby County.

Lampard himself unsurprisingly featured in a midfield alongside Steven Gerrard – the only Liverpool selection – and Patrick Vieira.

Up front was Thierry Henry and Premier League top scorer Alan Shearer, while Eden Hazard – the most recent player on the list – completed the team.

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When eventually told that they could select just one United player to the team, the group removed Hazard, and replaced him with Cristiano Ronaldo. Hard to argue with that.