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Jamie Carragher Names His 'Ultimate' Manchester United And Arsenal Combined XI

Jamie Carragher Names His 'Ultimate' Manchester United And Arsenal Combined XI

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has hilariously snubbed Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville in his ultimate Manchester United and Arsenal combined XI.

The Red Devils will welcome the Gunners to Old Trafford for an 8pm kick-off UK time.

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And ahead of the showdown between United and Arsenal, Carragher and Monday Night Football host David Jones debated the best XI with players from both sides.

Peter Schmeichel beat David Seaman to be named the No 1 for the XI, with the Sky Sports pundit saying the United legend is the "greatest goalkeeper in Premier League history."

Denis Irwin, who played at left-back for United, was chosen as Carragher's pick for right-back and Ashley Cole took up his position at left-back.

Carragher explained on Sky Sports: "At right-back? Gary Neville. No.

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"Who are the two best full-backs across the two teams? Denis Irwin may have been a left-back, but he was right-footed.

"I couldn't leave him out. Irwin scored goals, took penalties and took free-kicks. Ashley Cole gets in at left-back."

Tony Adams was partnered alongside Rio Ferdinand to complete the backline.

Carragher, whose United and Arsenal combined XI lined up in a 4-4-2 formation, had Red Devils icon Ryan Giggs on the left wing while Cristiano Ronaldo was out on the right.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

And the central midfield consisted of Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira, who had a legendary rivalry during their time in the Premier League.

Arsenal dominate the frontline of the team as Carragher snubbed the likes of Ruud van Nistelrooy and Wayne Rooney for Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp.

"Up front, Thierry Henry was the greatest player in Premier League history, so he's going in," he explained.

"He was my toughest opponent and part of the best team I've ever played against. And I couldn't leave Dennis Bergkamp out. That combination with Henry.

"Bergkamp took Arsenal to the next level."

Credit: Sky Sports
Credit: Sky Sports

Speaking ahead of the Arsenal clash, under-pressure United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hit back at Ed Woodward over his public support for him.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Sky Sports

Topics: Football News, gunners, Football, Manchester United, Monday Night Football, Sky Sports, Arsenal, Old Trafford, Jamie Carragher

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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