Greatest Non British/Irish United XI

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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Using their United form. i.e. Old Schweinsteiger, young Ronaldo, etc.



    Schmeichel

    Rafael - Vidic - Stam - Evra

    Ronaldo - Pogba - Mata - Solskjaer

    Cantona

    RVN

    Finding this quite difficult. Originally I had Yorke in there but the team was even more unbalanced than it is now. Don't really feel that Pogba gets in there based on United form, but lacking quality central midfielders. Probably Matic would be a better player in there with that attacking team, but as he's only been here one season I felt that detracts somewhat.

    Probably worth dropping either Cantona or RVN for Park Ji Sung and going with the 4-3-3 used in 2007-2009

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    Schmiechiel - Rafael Stam Vidic Evra - Pogba Veron/Park - Cantona - Kancheslkis Van Nistelrooy Ronaldo
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    Pat_Mustard Full Member

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    A never-nude? I thought he just liked cut-offs.
    Looks good except for Mata at CM. I'd pick Matic ahead of him in that position even on the basis of one season, or else Ronny Johnsen who could play that role quite well. I'd even pick Anderson ahead of Mata as a CM. I'd switch Ronaldo to the left wing too, and then Kanchelskis would be vying with Ole for the RW position. Valencia might merit a place ahead of Rafael, but I loved Rafael and he was great in a league-winning season so no problems with him starting. We've been spoilt with foreign GKs, with VDS and De Gea in reserve.
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    Mata? I like the guy but Park did a better job and Veron was a better player, imo.
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Some how I've overlooked Valencia. Might just swap him for Solskjaer and move Ronny to the left. As much as I love Solskjaer.

    Or do you drop one of RVN and Cantona, stick Park Ji Sung in there and play the 4-3-3 from 2008. Thing is, I think you'd have to drop Cantona to keep Ruuds speed and drive, which would be sacrilege. God I loved that formation though. We seemed unbeatable with it until we met Barca in 09.

    We've a trajedy of riches up front with great players from 5 eras. Cantona, Solskjaer, Yorke, RVN, Ibrahimovic, Tevez (groan), Rolando, Lukaku, etc

    Middield is a huge peoblem. I feel like Matic hasn't earned a place in the squad yet. But he probably needs to be in there.
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Veron and Pogba are two luxury players. Can't see either being happy as the ball winner / tackler / water carrier. Really need Matic in there too.
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    Got to have Kanchelskis (and chuck CR to the left). Love Kanchelskis! He gets in my AT XI regardless of nationality.... him sprinting down the pitch in the early PL winnings teams was a sight to behold).

    Pogba ok (and hoping he gets much better) and Mata also "ok" but I wouldn't have either (personal preference).

    Schmeicel

    Valencia Vidic Stam Evra

    Kanchelskis Muhren Park Ronaldo

    Cantona

    Ruud

    (Muhren the class/passing, Park the "legs". Cantona behind Ruud)
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    This is too hard if you start with the goalkeeper.
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Schmeichel

    Rafael - Vidic - Stam - Evra

    Ronaldo - Veron - Park - Solskjaer

    Cantona

    RVN
    If using ex-united players only.
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    Schmeichel

    Valencia - Vidic - Stam - Evra

    Kanchelskis - Pogba - Matic - Ronaldo

    Cantona

    RVN
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    A never-nude? I thought he just liked cut-offs.
    As great as we were around 2008 playing a 4-3-3, I could never pass on that Eric/RVN combo. That collection of attackers :drool:. We both forgot about Van Persie too, who had one of the best seasons I've ever seen from a Utd player.
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Argh!

    RVP!

    Schmeichel

    Vidic - Stam - Evra

    Ronaldo - Fellaini - Matic - Park

    Cantona

    RVN - RVP​
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    Schmeichel
    Vidic -- Stam -- Evra
    Kanchelskis - Pogba - Matic ----- Ronaldo
    Cantona
    Van Persie --- Solskjaer​
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    Weird that we both remembered Van Persie and came up with the same formation to fit him in at the same time!
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    Schmeichel

    Rafael - Vidic - Stam - Evra

    Matic
    Pogba - Cantona

    Ronaldo - RVP - RVN
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    ...................schmeichel...........
    Berg.........vidic....stam...........evra
    .................Matic....Pogba........
    Kanchelskis.....cantona........Ronaldo
    .........................ruud..................
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    Stam and Vidic at centre half, what a pairing that would've been!
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    Schmeichel

    Valencia Stam Vidic Evra

    Ronaldo Matic Pogba Park

    Van Nistelrooy Van Persie​
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    What? :lol:
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    Thinking of using him like Belgium last night... Need some defensive players if playing that many strikers!
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    Can't believe nobody has picked William Prunier yet.
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    Some sort of 4-2-2-2. Throw Park in for someone from the front 4 if it's too unbalanced. I'm sure Lukaku is going to make this a harder debate as he gets to his peak.

    De Gea
    Valencia Vidic Stam Evra
    Pogba Matić
    Cantona Ronaldo
    Ruud RvP​
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    I think we should have a Brexit special UK only version of this thread. :D

    Meantime, these are my favourite immigrants to have played at United

    Schmeichel

    Rafael
    Stam
    Vidic
    Evra

    Ronaldo (RW)
    Matic
    Park
    Kanchelskis (LW)

    Cantona
    RVP
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    No need to bring politics into this.

    But a British/Irish XI Vs ROTW XI would be very interesting.

    Brit-irish XI would dominate the midfield. Scholes, Keane, Robson. Up front they'd be equals; Law, Charlton, Best. Duncan Edwards. Giggs and Beck's.

    In defence Irwin, Ferdinand, Pallister, Bruce McQueen, Neville.

    Stepney


    That would be a close match
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    Was only meant as light hearted mate :) I think anyone on either side of the Brexit politics will agree we've had some cracking domestic and foreign players.
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    Replace Mata with someone else and no other disagreement.
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    Schmeichel
    Valencia Stam Blanc Evra
    Pogba Matic Park
    Tevez Yorke Ronaldo
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    -------------Schmeichel----------
    Valencia---Stam---Vidic---Evra
    Nani---Matic---Pogba---Ronaldo
    ----------Cantona---RVN--------
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    And worst: (not counting youngsters from our own ranks who just played a few matches )


    Massimo Taibi - Guillermo Varela, Matteo Darmian, William Prunier, Alex Buttner, Gabriel Obertan, Kleberson, Eric Djemba-Djemba, Zoran Tosic, David Bellion, Radamel Falcao

    I think we can all agree that this team wouldn't scare anyone :)
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    Bebe?
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    De Gea
    Valencia Stam Vidic Evra

    Ronaldo Pogba Matic Kanschelskis

    Cantona Van Nistelrooy
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    Oh I forgot about him :)
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    Schmiechel
    Stam Vidic Evra
    Kanchelskis Pogba Veron Martial
    Cantona
    Ronaldo RVN
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    RoW -

    -------------Schmeichel--------------
    Berg----Vidic------Stam-----Evra
    Park----Veron----Johnsen----Ronaldo
    ------------RVN-------Cantona----------------

    CMs are a wasteland here. I've only gone for those who have player for three years. The back 4 and midfield is similar in style to the 06' side but with a more orthodox front two - this should provide good balance.
    Cantoba can drop into the 10 position to allow Ronaldo to come in. RVN won't have that many crosses but he was much more than just a header of the ball. Also I think Veron would play very well in this setup and he can command the midfield.

    However against a UK and Ireland side they would be beaten quite easily-

    --------------Stepney----------
    Byrne---Rio----Mcgrath---Irwin
    ---------Scholes---Robson--------
    Best--------Charlton---------Giggs
    ----------------Law---------------------
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    GK Schmeichel
    RB Valencia
    LB Evra
    CB Stam
    CB Vidic
    CM Park
    CM Pogba
    RM Nani
    LM C. Ronaldo
    AMC Cantona (C)
    ST Rudd

    Subs Yorke, Matic, Johnson, Kanchelskis, Rafeal, De Gea
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    The-Mezzala New Member

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    Don’t forget Dong, Bebe and Manucho
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    Why can't we have any Irish? :confused:
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    Schmeichel
    Rafa Vidic Stam Evra
    Kanchelskis Pogba Veron Ronaldo
    Cantona RVN
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    Bailly Vidic Stam

    Kanchelskis Tevez Matic Park Evra

    Ronaldo Cantona
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    Tomuś Nani is crap, I tell you!

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    Buttner will go down in the history as the scorer of the ugliest and slowest solo goal ever, Obertan for having a cone of a head, Varela for having the strangest of loans to Castilla. Kleberson was decent but weak mentally, Bellion for looking like US 50's actor, Falcao for always slipping on the floor. Tosic was thought to have a wand of a left foot but it didn't work out. Darmian for his awful facial hair but still not the worst. Taibi and Prunier for ..?