Manchester United’s Class of 92 achieved an astonishing amount of success together and played against some the greatest footballers to ever have graced the Premier League and now they’ve picked the very best
Class of 92 alumni Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Gary and Phil Neville all came through United’s youth teams in the early 1990s along with a certain David Beckham.
Together, the six men went on to achieve incredible feats which saw them go from winning FA Youth Cup win in 1992 to leading United to a historic treble in the 1998/99 season by winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.
Now five of the stars of that generation in Giggs, Butt, Scholes and the Neville brothers have teamed up to use their experience to pick an all-time Premier League XI in an interview for Sky Sports’ Super Six.
But the one key rule of the game was that they could not pick anyone who ever played for United.
Class of 92’s all-time Premier League XI
- Goalkeeper: David Seaman (a.k.a. “Safe Hands”)
- Right back: Pablo Zabaleta
- Centre-back: Vincent Kompany
- Centre-back: John Terry
- Left-back: Ashley Cole
- Central midfield: Patrick Vieira
- Central midfield: Steven Gerrard
- Central midfield: Frank Lampard
- Forward: Eden Hazard
- Forward: Alan Shearer
- Forward: Thierry Henry
The Class of 92 stars were then handed the though choice in including a former or current United star into their line-up.
After initially joking that they could include him at right-back, Gary Neville then suggested they add goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel to replace Arsenal and England legend Seaman.
But eventually, they all decided on replacing Hazard with United legend Cristiano Ronaldo after Nicky Butt’s suggestion.
Ronaldo had managed 84 goals and 45 assists in 196 Premier League appearances to help United on their way to three league crowns before leaving for Real Madrid in 2009 for a then-world record fee of €94m.