The lucky four were Eric Cantona, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Gary Neville believes that Peter Schmeichel and Roy Keane should have been included in Sir Alex Ferguson’s list of world-class players that he managed.
Sir Alex Ferguson has caused a stir lately after naming the players whom he considered world class during his reign at Old Trafford, with many disagreeing and offering up their suggestions for additions to his four-player list.
Speaking on Monday Night Football this evening, Gary Neville felt that there were two glaringly obvious omissions that deserved a mention.
The former Manchester United boss was in conversation with fellow Scot, broadcaster Nicky Campbell, in front of a sell-out crowd at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.
‘If he wasn’t a world class goalkeeper then I don’t know what was.
Neville spent his entire playing career at United, making 602 appearances in total. “Roy Keane, as well”.
Despite not agreeing to Ferguson’s claim, Neville has accepted that the former United boss was stating his opinion and the debate isn’t an objective one.
There were a few high-profile absentees from that list with Ruud van Nistelrooy, David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Roy Keane and Peter Schmeichel among those that plenty would argue were world class performers for United.
Keane and the 6ft3 Schmeichel collected 32 trophies between them whilst at United together under Ferguson in the club’s most successful period.