MANCHESTER UNITED could pull together an awesome six-a-side team for this summer’s Masters – with a combined age of 283!
The famed tournament that sees club legends competing against each other makes a long-awaited return.
Our suggested Manchester United super side features legends of the game who won every club honour going between them under the Red Devils’ greatest-ever manager, Sir Alex Ferguson.
We have gone for 130-cap Netherlands hero Edwin van der Sar, 51, in goal.
The star finally filled the giant hole left by the exit of Great Dane Peter Schmeichel in 1999 when he arrived from Fulham in 2005, and won four league titles and the Champions League with United.
The defensive duo could be ex-England stars Rio Ferdinand, 43, and Wes Brown, 42 – relative ‘babies’ in this mature line-up!
Brown’s two Champions League winners’ medals underline how important he was to Fergie, while former West Ham and Leeds favourite Ferdinand was simply one of the best defenders of his generation.
Our ‘engine room’ is not too shabby either, with one of United’s greatest-ever skippers Roy Keane, 50, keeping everyone on their toes alongside Paul Scholes, 47.
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World Player of the Year monopolising Zinedine Zidane said one of his ‘greatest regrets’ was not getting the chance to play alongside ‘complete footballer’ Scholes – so our side’s strings will be well pulled!
And that lot could be carving out opportunities for former Newcastle and United goal-machine Andy Cole – or Andy ‘Goal’ as he became known in playgrounds up and down the land throughout his pomp.
Treble-winning Cole, 50, rattled in 195 goals in all competitions for United, and his tally of 187 Prem strikes makes him the third-highest scorer in the competition’s history.
Masters Football is making a long-awaited return in July after an 11-year hiatus.
The former Sky Sports production will feature teams representing United, Liverpool, Celtic and Rangers and is being relaunched by sports documentary streaming site 360 Sports Television.