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A Twitter user posted the huge thread that pitted current football stars, both managers and players, against legends of the past.
Among the debates in the thread include Cristiano Ronaldo vs Brazil legend Ronaldo and Lionel Messi vs Argentina icon Diego Maradona.
Carragher didn’t pass up the opportunity to engage with the viral thread and put forward some of his controversial picks, which will no doubt raise fans’ eyebrows.
FOOTBALLERs VERSION— SeB (@MenWhoLived3ce) January 8, 2022
Present vs. Past
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The Sky Sports pundit opted for Tottenham star Kane over Manchester United legend Van Nistelrooy, who is widely regarded as one of the best strikers of all time.
Kane, 28, has become an instrumental part of Tottenham’s team and scored an impressive 233 times in 363 appearances for the club.
Van Nistelrooy, 45, was a lethal finisher in his remarkable playing career and scored a whopping 150 times in 219 appearances for the Red Devils.
Kane hasn’t lifted a single major club honour in his career, while Van Nistelrooy captured two La Liga titles, a Premier League title, an FA Cup and a League Cup.
One of the more controversial takes from Carragher was his choice of Manchester City manager Guardiola over United icon Ferguson.
Pep— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) January 10, 2022
Kane— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) January 10, 2022
Guardiola’s incredible silverware success with City, Barcelona and Bayern Munich has ensured his place as one of the best managers in history.
Ferguson’s legacy speaks for itself and the 80-year-old legendary Scot achieved unprecedented success during his 26-year reign at United.
Posted below are all 72 answers from Carragher in the viral past vs present football debate.
Lionel Messi vs Diego Maradona: Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo vs Ronaldo: Cristiano
Raul vs Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Raul
Luis Suarez vs Sergio Aguero: Suarez
Neymar vs Ronaldinho: Ronaldinho
Eden Hazard vs Thierry Henry: Henry
Mohamed Salah vs Rivaldo: Salah
Karim Benzema vs Samuel Eto’o: Benzema
Robert Lewandowski vs Kaka: Kaka
Thomas Muller vs Francesco Totti: Muller
Harry Kane vs Ruud van Nistelrooy: Kane
Son Heung-min vs Park Ji-sung: Son
Sadio Mane vs Ryan Giggs: Mane
Diego Costa vs Didier Drogba: Drogba
Romelu Lukaku vs Andriy Shevchenko: Shevchenko
Gonzalo Higuain vs Filippo Inzaghi: Inzaghi
Kylian Mbappe vs Wayne Rooney: Mbappe
Erling Haaland vs Michael Owen: Haaland
Sergio Busquets vs Bastian Schweinsteiger: Busquets
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang vs Miroslav Klose: Klose
Pavel Nedved vs Thiago: Nedved
Jordan Henderson vs Dennis Bergkamp: Bergkamp
Kevin De Bruyne vs Xabi Alonso: De Bruyne
Paul Scholes vs Cesc Fabregas: Scholes
Fernandinho vs Claude Makelele: Fernandinho
David Silva vs David Beckham: Silva
Jorginho vs Javier Mascherano: Mascherano
N’Golo Kante vs Yaya Toure: Toure
Bruno Fernandes vs Frank Lampard: Lampard
Arturo Vidal vs Gennaro Gattuso: Gattuso
Paul Pogba vs Michael Essien: Essien
Joshua Kimmich vs Michael Ballack: Ballack
Gianfranco Zola vs Marco Reus: Reus
Guti vs Marco Verratti: Verratti
Toni Kroos vs Andrea Pirlo: Pirlo
Casemiro vs Steven Gerrard: Gerrard
Luka Modric vs Xavi: Xavi
Andres Iniesta vs Zinedine Zidane: Zidane
Franck Ribery vs Luis Figo: Figo
Giorgio Chiellini vs Alessandro Nesta: Chiellini
Marcelo vs Roberto Carlos: Carlos
Dani Alves vs Cafu: Alves
Leonardo Bonucci vs Fabio Cannavaro: Cannavaro
Nemanja Vidic vs Virgil van Dijk: Van Dijk
Thiago Silva vs John Terry: Terry
Gianluigi Buffon vs Edwin van der Sar: Buffon
Manuel Neuer vs Iker Casillas: Neuer
Jan Oblak vs Petr Cech: Oblak
Sergio Ramos vs Paolo Maldini: Maldini
Oliver Kahn vs Alisson: Kahn
Marquinhos vs Ricardo Carvalho: Carvalho
Arjen Robben vs Angel Di Maria: Robben
Jay-Jay Okocha vs Isco: Okocha
Marcus Rashford vs Theo Walcott: Rashford
Edinson Cavani vs Fernando Torres: Torres
Paulo Dybala vs Nwankwo Kanu: Kanu
Cesar Azpilicueta vs Branislav Ivanovic: Azpilicueta
Gerard Pique vs Carles Puyol: Pique
Raphael Varane vs Rio Ferdinand: Ferdinand
David Alaba vs Ashley Cole: Cole
Jordi Alba vs Javier Zanetti: Zanetti
Pepe vs Vincent Kompany: Kompany
Fabinho vs Patrick Vieira: Vieira
Trent Alexander-Arnold vs Philipp Lahm: Lahm
David Villa vs Juan Roman Riquelme: Villa
Pep Guardiola vs Sir Alex Ferguson: Guardiola
Jose Mourinho vs Arrigo Sacchi: Sacchi
Massimiliano Allegri vs Arsene Wenger: Wenger
Roberto Mancini vs Fabio Capello: Capello
Jurgen Klopp vs Zinedine Zidane: Klopp
Carlo Ancelotti vs Vicente del Bosque: Ancelotti
Didier Deschamps vs Joachim Low: Deschamps
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