Paul Scholes names the best XI he played with at Manchester United

Paul Scholes names the best XI he played with at Manchester United

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has named the best XI he played alongside during his time at Old Trafford.

Scholes made 718 appearances in 20 seasons with United, winning an astonishing 11 Premier League titles, two FA Cups and two Champions Leagues during his time at the Theatre of Dreams.

The Englishman played alongside some of the greatest players ever to wear the iconic red shirt, and was forced to make some difficult decisions when picking the best XI of his former team-mates.

Scholes picked Dane Peter Schmeichel ahead of Edwin Van de San in goal, while Jaap Stam got the nod to partner Rio Ferdinand in central defence ahead of Nemanja Vidic. Denis Irwin was selected over Patric Evra at left-back.

The United legend opted for a three man midfield, from which he excluded himself in favour of triumvirate David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and Roy Keane – the latter of whom he named the captain of his all-star XI.

“It can only be Roy, the leader of the team,” Scholes declared on MUTV, as he picked the Irishman as his captain.

“He was the manager on the football pitch. You just knew you had to perform when he was playing. He would get everything out of you, every last ounce. He was a great tackler, great player, great passer and he probably doesn’t get enough credit for that.”

Scholes completed his line-up with a mouth-watering front three of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Ruud Van Nistelrooy.