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Paul Scholes Responds To Roy Keane Leaving Him Out Of Man Utd Best XI

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Paul Scholes Responds To Roy Keane Leaving Him Out Of Man Utd Best XI

Paul Scholes has responded to Roy Keane leaving him out of his Manchester United all time eleven.

Keane opted for himself in midfield alongside Paul Ince and David Beckham back in 2013.

Scholes was asked about the snub in the latest edition of the UTD Podcast and responded with indifference.

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He said: "When people name teams, it's a matter of opinion.

"Me and [David] Maysy could sit here all day and pick 10 different teams, the amount of brilliant players that played here. So I wasn't bothered by it.

"I'm still not bothered by it."

Keane listed his team as shown below.

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Goalkeeper: Peter Schmeichel

Right-back: Paul Parker

Center-back: Jaap Stam & Gary Pallister

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Left-back: Denis Irwin

Midfield Paul Ince, Roy Keane & David Beckham

Attack: Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo & Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Scholes and Keane won seven Premier League titles together plus four FA Cups and a Champions League while playing together.

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Keane named his team during an ITV documentary with longtime rival Patrick Vieira, with the Frenchman questioning Scholes' omission.

The former Arsenal man said:

"Scholes, no doubt about it, I think Scholes, for me, was the best English player and one of the best United players that I played against. He can do everything."

Keane explained his decisions by stating you don't win titles with 'choirboys' in your squad.

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"Having a great career doesn't mean you are a great player - there's a big difference.

"I'm not saying Giggsy wasn't (great), but do I leave out Ronaldo, one of the world's great players? Do I leave Becks out?

He continued: "You don't win titles by having choirboys in your dressing room.

"Did Beckham challenge the manager? And it doesn't mean you are challenging the manager if you marry a certain woman - far from it."

There is no doubting that Keane knew what it took to play for United and his elite mentality shone through in the documentary.

During the clip below, Keane wasn't overly thrilled with the praise that Sir Alex Ferguson handed down on him in his autobiography.

The legendary Scotsman, 77, said that the United legend was "covering every blade of grass" in the 1999 second-leg Champions League semi-final clash against Juventus.

And Keane looked far from impressed with his former boss' praise.

"Stuff like that almost insults me," he said.

"I get offended when people give quotes like that about me. It's like praising the postman for delivering letters."

Topics: Paul Scholes, Football, Manchester United, Roy Keane

Daniel Marland
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