Apart from Sir Alex, who even I dont think could make this team reach the dizzy heights he was so accustomed to. 98/99 Goalkeeper Nick Culkin Peter Schmeichel - World Class Raimond van der Gouw Defender Henning Berg Wes Brown Michael Clegg John Curtis Danny Higginbotham Denis Irwin - World Class Ronny Johnsen David May Gary Neville Phil Neville Jaap Stam - World Class Midfielder David Beckham Jesper Blomqvist Nicky Butt Ryan Giggs- World Class Jonathan Greening Roy Keane - World Class Paul Scholes Michael Twiss Ronnie Wallwork Mark Wilson Forward Andy Cole Teddy Sheringham Ole Gunnar Solskjær Dwight Yorke 07/08 Goalkeeper Ben Foster Tom Heaton Tomasz Kuszczak Edwin van der Sar - World Class Defender Wes Brown Craig Cathcart Patrice Evra - World Class Rio Ferdinand - World Class Gary Neville John O'Shea Gerard Pique Mikael Silvestre Nemanja Vidic - World Class Midfielder Anderson Michael Carrick Chris Eagles Darren Fletcher Darren Gibson Ryan Giggs Owen Hargreaves Ji Sung Park Paul Scholes Forward Cristiano Ronaldo - World Class Nani Wayne Rooney Danny Welbeck Louis Saha Carlos Tevez 18/19 Goalkeeper De Gea - World Class Lee Grant Sergio Romero Defender Eric Bailly Matteo Darmian Diogo Dalot Phil Jones Victor Lindelöf Marcos Rojo Luke Shaw Chris Smalling Antonio Valencia Ashley Young Midfielder Ander Herrera Andreas Pereira Fred Jesse Lingard Juan Mata Nemanja Matić Scott McTominay Paul Pogba - World Class Forward Tahith Chong Romelu Lukaku Anthony Martial Marcus Rashford Alexis Sánchez Comparing the squads I think it is safe to say the biggest problem is our defence is nowhere near as solid as it was. We havent got any world class defender which was something SAF made essential since the signing of Stam, he knew it would elevate us to the elite European level and it something which we haven't had since he left. Our full backs are also an issue, the quality we have is not fit for our ambitions. No top class team is using a winger as a full back amd if they were they wouldn't be conpeting for top honours. The quality of our midfield is also something which is worrying, although we have a world class midfielder in Pogba we do not have any support. In the past we had 3 or 4 central midfielders that were comfortable on the ball, happy to control the tempo and able to keep possesion. We are seriously lacking in this department. We have also had central midfielders who were great at retrieving possession and starting of moves instantly, we are very slow to get back at teams and fill in gaps for which we have been punished on numerous occasions this season. Up top we probably only have one clinical finisher in Martial this season, we had 4 in 98/99 and 2/3 in 07/08, players who you would bank on scoring when staring down on goal in a one on one. We need to take chances when they come our way in big games especially. We have put smaller clubs to the sword in recent weeks but struggled to put Spurs away and couldnt really muster anything at all against PSG. The world class players I chose were players who I believe would get into 80% of first teams in their competitions at the time. We have had successful blueprint laid down before and if we follow it we can be successful again.