However, that rather highlights the quality of past Manchester United teams and Giggs picked himself to lead this side as player manager, despite the presence of hard-man Roy Keane in central midfield. Cristiano Ronaldo's inclusion up front is of little surprise and whilst he may have had his critics in recent years, Wayne Rooney is also given the nod, ahead of the likes of Ruud van Nistelrooy and Andy Cole. David Beckham and Gary Neville make up the right hand side of the team after forming an impressive partnership towards the end of 90's when United claimed that historic treble. Paul Scholes, Denis Irwin and Jaap Stam were also chosen, whilst the all important goalkeeper's jersey was given to Peter Schmeichel.
Ryan Giggs has revealed his best-ever Man Utd XI. NO CANTONA. pic.twitter.com/hZuGwG6y6gNovember 17, 2016
Ryan Giggs names his greatest Man United XI and there are some BIG omissions #MUFC https://t.co/IiEBJSOI3K — WalesOnline Sport (@WelshSportLive) November 17, 2016Giggs' team reminds us all just how good some of Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United sides really were, even considering the blistering start to the new season by Jose Mourinho's latest crop.