Oh Lordy, my number one distraction. All time football teams!! Damn you Paul Scholes and The Guardian for publishing another All Time Team, Man United. Because it distracts my thoughts. So, Scholesy's team.
Schmeichel, Neville, Brown! Ferdinand, Irwin, Keane, Robson, Beckham Giggs, Van Nistelrooy, Sheringham.
No Ronaldo, Cantona, Vidic, Stam, Rooney.
I think it's crucial to know who a player like Scholes picks, because it tells you who he likes playing alongside, and who he doesn't like playing against, which I think is the key to picking a team. Who would I like to play alongside, and who would be a nightmare to play against. So it's interesting that Scholes likes Ferdinand and Brown behind him and not playing against him. He likes playing with Sheringham. It's made me consider my all time Man United team again, and a New Fergie team.
All Time Manchester United Team (from the players I've seen play) . No question Peter Schmeichel. Dennis Irwin is right footed. Play him at right back! And he can take free-kicks and penalty shoot-outs. Buchan, I think is still the fastest defender I've seen. Vidic or Stam? Evra if he maintains his form. Robson and Keane (Scholes has confirmed what I thought). Now it gets difficult. On last year's form I'd have Ronaldo, but on this year's form he's out, so it's George Best, who I might have in anyway. Van Nistelrooy or Dennis Law? I go Van Nistelrooy. Definitely Bobby Charlton for more goalscoring ability. And the most difficult final one, Cantona, or Rooney, or Sheringham, or Cole, or Yorke! (excellent goals to games ratio), or Hughes, or Tevez, or Ronaldo, or Solskjaer. For the last year, I've gone from Cantona to Rooney, now let's take Scholes's advice and go Sheringham, although Bobby Charlton might play that Sheringham role. Not Giggs or Beckham for me.
Schmeichel Irwin Buchan Vidic Evra Keane Robson Best Charlton Van Nistelrooy Sheringham
Fergie XI from the Fergie era; Stam for Buchan, I used to have Stam and Buchan together but I think it's time for Vidic. I do like some of the centreback pairings, Bruce and Pallister, Ferdinand and Vidic, even Moran and McGrath, and Berg and Johnsen! I'm not sure Robson was at his best under Fergie, but let's have him anyway. Ronaldo is better than Beckham and almost as good as Georgie Best. if I keep the team balanced then it's Giggs, but he is very one-footed and not the best crosser. Van Nistelrooy and.....I've changed my mind, by reading the comments and I'll go for Cantona!
Schmeichel Irwin Stam Vidic Evra Keane Robson Ronaldo Giggs Cantona Van Nistelrooy
And if that wasn't enough, there's All Time Teams at Four Four Two, Perfect XI