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Manchester United 1999 And Liverpool 2020 Combined XI Revealed

Manchester United 1999 And Liverpool 2020 Combined XI Revealed

Sky Sports has revealed that six Manchester United players from the '99 team and five Liverpool players from their current squad made the final combined XI.

Fans were asked to vote for their picks from the treble-winning Red Devils squad and the Reds' title-challenging squad.

And Sky Sports has confirmed the starting XI based on the voting results and the players that were named as substitutes.

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United legend Peter Schmeichel takes up his place between the sticks, with only one of his former Red Devils teammates making the back four.

Trent Alexander-Arnold beats Gary Neville to the right-back position, with Liverpool teammates Andy Robertson and Virgil van Dijk featured in the backline.

Jaap Stam is the only United player from the treble team to make the four-man defence, but the Red Devils entirely dominate the midfield.

The combined XI, which is lined up in a 4-4-2 formation, has David Beckham and Ryan Giggs out on the right wing and left wing respectively.

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Credit: Sky Sports
Credit: Sky Sports

And the midfield pairing consists of United legends Paul Scholes and Roy Keane.

United's class of '99 strikers missed out on the two positions to lead the frontline, with Liverpool's Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah voted ahead of them.

The five-man bench has three Liverpool players and two from United's '99 squad.

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United legends Gary Neville and Andy Cole both made the bench, while Liverpool's Alisson, Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino were also named amongst the substitutes.

Combined XI: Schmeichel; Alexander-Arnold, Stam, Van Dijk, Robertson; Beckham, Scholes, Keane, Giggs; Salah, Mane

Subs: Alisson, G Neville, Henderson, Firmino, Cole

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Sky Sports also revealed that fans voted on who they thought would win in a match between United '99 and Liverpool '20.

With almost 100,000 votes cast, United came out on top with a 52 per cent share of the vote.

Steve McClaren argued that Van Dijk would have been the only Liverpool star to make the combined XI.

"Virgil van Dijk next to Jaap Stam, that would be invincible. Nobody would get past them," the former England boss said.

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"But for me, seriously, only Van Dijk would get into that team. When you look at that Manchester United team, that is leadership throughout the whole team, and leadership was the key.

"Liverpool are developing that now."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Manchester United, REds, red devils, Premier League, Sky Sports

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