The Team That Was Voted The Greatest Premier League XI By Fans

We all enjoy a classic combined XI, and whilst it may seem like an almost impossible task to choose an all time Premier League XI, fans managed it with a slightly controversial outcome.

Take a deep breath and try to gain some composure, folks, this might cause some controversy.

Let’s start with Peter Schmeichel, who predictably features between the sticks.

Not only did he win the treble with Manchester United during his eight year spell at the club, but his spells at Manchester City and Aston Villa cement him as a Premier League great.

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Image: PA

Former teammate Gary Neville slots in at right-back alongside two of the greatest captains in Premier League history, John Terry and Tony Adams.

Another former Manchester United defender, Patrice Evra, makes up the back four. That decision in particular may bring plenty of debate considering Ashley Cole, who was described by Cristiano Ronaldo as his toughest opponent, missed out.

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Image: PA

A further three Manchester United players, David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, who predominantly dominated the league in the 90’s and early 00’s, start in midfield alongside former Liverpool midfielder and captain maestro, Steven Gerrard.

Chelsea fans may feel the lack of Frank Lampard in the XI is an injustice, but the fact that Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane don’t feature either may make up for that fact.

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Image: PA

The king himself, Eric Cantona, features in a forward partnership with Thierry Henry as some big names miss out, including the likes of Dennis Bergkamp, Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Emile Heskey.

Sir Alex Ferguson would take his place on the sideline as the manager and help this team dominate European competition once more.

The fact that seven Manchester United players feature in this team says everything, really.

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Image: Twitter

Would you change any of the above?

Let us know in the comments.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He’s interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.


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