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Gary Neville Has Chosen His Greatest Premier League XI WITHOUT Manchester United Players

Daniel Marland

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Gary Neville Has Chosen His Greatest Premier League XI WITHOUT Manchester United Players

Gary Neville has chosen his all-time Premier League team XI with a twist - he wasn't allowed to pick any Manchester United player.

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Neville sat down with fellow Sky Sports pundits Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher for The Overlap Live last week and was presented an interesting task.

The former United full-back wasn't allowed to choose any of his former teammates or current United stars and came up with a controversial side.

You can check the entire team out below and a few picks were met with boos from the O2 Apollo crowd.

Image Credit: The Overlap
Image Credit: The Overlap

Goalkeeper: Alisson (Liverpool, 2019-present)

Right-back: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea, 2012-present)

Central defence: Virgil van Dijk (Southampton, 2015-2018 and Liverpool, 2018-present)

Central defence: John Terry (Chelsea, 1998-2017)

Left-back: Ashley Cole (Arsenal, 1999-2006 and Chelsea, 2006-2014)

Central midfield: Patrick Vieira (Arsenal, 1996-2005 and Manchester City, 2010-2011)

Central midfield: Steven Gerrard (Liverpool, 1998-2015)

Right wing: Thierry Henry (Arsenal, 1999-200 and 2012)

Attacking midfield: David Silva (Manchester City, 2010-2020)

Striker: Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers, 1992-1996 and Newcastle United, 1996-2006)

Neville's defence includes two players who are still active in Cesar Azpilicueta and Virgil van Dijk while goalkeeper Alisson is Liverpool number one.

"I don't think they heard that I can't pick United players!" Neville repeated as the boos started.

Neville said he could've gone for Petr Cech in net and that got a big cheer from the audience, but he said Cech 'wasn't for him'.

As he ran down the defence the audience continued to booed and Neville joked "Who the f**k do you want in?!"

Steven Gerrard partners Patrick Vieira in midfield and that saw Carragher say, "I can't believe he's picked Gerrard over Scholes!"

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

In attack he went for Thierry Henry, David Silva, Mohamed Salah and Alan Shearer with many annoyed by Shearer's inclusion.

The former Newcastle United forward is the Premier League's all-time top goalscorer with 260 goals, but Didier Drogba was a popular name being shouted.

Neville shrugged those suggestions off and believes Shearer is worthy of his spot in the team.

If you're interested in seeing what Keane and Carragher picked, with Keane unable to pick United players and Carragher unable to pick Liverpool players, check those teams out below:

Roy Keane

Goalkeeper: Petr Cech (Chelsea, 2004-2015 and Arsenal, 2015-2019)

Right-back: Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur, 2009-2017 and Manchester City, 2017-present)

Central defence: Vincent Kompany (Manchester City, 2008-2019)

Central defence: Tony Adams (Arsenal, 1983-2002)

Left-back: Ashley Cole (Arsenal, 1999-2006 and Chelsea, 2006-2014)

Central midfield: Patrick Vieira (Arsenal, 1996-2005 and Manchester City, 2010-2011)

Central midfield: Steven Gerrard (Liverpool, 1998-2015)

Attacking midfield: Frank Lampard (West Ham United,1995-2001 and Chelsea, 2001-2014 and Manchester City 2014-2015)

Right wing: Thierry Henry (Arsenal, 1999-200 and 2012)

Left wing: Mohamed Salah (Chelsea, 2014-2016 and Liverpool, 2017-present)

Striker: Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers, 1992-1996 and Newcastle United, 1996-2006)

Image Credit: The Overlap
Image Credit: The Overlap

Jamie Carragher

Goalkeeper: Peter Schmeichel (Manchester United, 1991-1999 and Aston Villa, 2001-2002 and Manchester City, 2002-2003)

Right-back: Gary Neville (Manchester United, 1992-2011)

Central defence: Vincent Kompany (Manchester City, 2008-2019)

Central defence: John Terry (Chelsea, 1998-2017)

Left-back: Denis Irwin (Manchester United, 1990-2002 and Wolves, 2002-2004)

Central midfield: Patrick Vieira (Arsenal, 1996-2005 and Manchester City, 2010-2011)

Central midfield: Roy Keane (Nottingham Forest, 1990-1993 and Manchester United, 1993-2005)

Right wing: Thierry Henry (Arsenal, 1999-200 and 2012)

Attacking midfield: David Silva (Manchester City, 2010-2020)

Left wing: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, 2003-2009 and 2021-present)

Striker: Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers, 1992-1996 and Newcastle United, 1996-2006)

Image Credit: The Overlap
Image Credit: The Overlap

Who do you think picked the best team?

Let us know in the comments.

The Overlap is a YouTube channel from Gary Neville in partnership with Sky Bet.

Featured Image Credit: The Overlap/YouTube

Topics: Premier League, Gary Neville, Roy Keane, Jamie Carragher

Daniel Marland
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