Juan Mata has chosen his all-time Manchester United XI.

Goalkeeper: Peter Schmeichel

“He was a very important player in the Sir Alex Ferguson era and they won a lot of trophies with him in the goal.”

Defenders: Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra

“All of them, they played together for a long time and were very successful. They’re strong, quick and very good defenders.”

Midfielders: David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Cristiano Ronaldo

Beckham – “I think he is one who changed the club and the club changed him.”
Scholes – “Obviously he has to be there, he is one of the best midfielders in the history of football.”
Giggs – “He played the most games in English football, what more can I say?”
Ronaldo – “Cristiano has to be in there – he was one of the biggest stars at United a few years ago.”

Forwards: Eric Cantona, George Best, Sir Bobby Charlton

Cantona – “Eric was an icon who was loved by the fans.”
Best – “George was an unbelievably talented player.”
Charlton – “He’s an ambassador, a legend of the club who still travels with us and he deserves to be in this team.”

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