Juan Mata has named his all-time Manchester United XI, with Eric Cantona, George Best and Sir Bobby Charlton leading the line.
The Manchester United playmaker, whose own best position in the United side has been up for debate, has purposefully omitted players who currently play for the club.
The Spaniard has starts his selection by naming Peter Schmeichel in goal – and there’ll be few who will question his choice of the Great Dane, who is often regarded as one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s greatest-ever signings for the club.
Mata has named a controversial three-man defence, with recent defensive linchpins Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra selected.
In midfield, Mata names three members of Manchester United‘s 1999 Treble-winning side, with David Beckham, Paul Scholes and United’s record appearance maker, and current assistant manager Ryan Giggs picked alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cantona, Best and United ambassador Charlton lead the line.
What do you think of Mata’s choice? Is there any players you’d select in the side? Or what of the current squad – should any of them make the grade?