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Ex-Man Utd Captain Snubs Scholes From All-Time XI

A Manchester United icon has listed an all-time XI of Premier League stars who played for the club, but left out some of its greatest players, including Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and Eric Cantona.

Click through the gallery above to see Roy Keane's ultimate Manchester United XI from the Premier League era!

Roy Keane, who spent 13 years at Old Trafford, left out his long-time midfield partner Scholes for Bryan Robson and Paul Ince when asked recently to name his all-time EPL Red Devils XI.

This surprised many because Scholes is the player the former Republic of Ireland international played more games with than anybody else other than Ryan Giggs.

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"I'm certainly not going to pick myself," Keane explained on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football.

"Bryan Robson has to go in there. Bryan was a great player for Man United, full of courage, and scored some big goals for the club when Man United weren't at their best.

"I had some brilliant days with Butty [Nicky Butt] and Scholesy. Tough leaving Scholes out. But I thought Incey was brilliant in midfield. Good teammate to have next to you. He could head it and score goals. I enjoyed his company."

Another two names the former Ireland captain omitted from his team were Ferdinand and Cantona. Both arrived in the red half of Manchester from bitter rivals Leeds United, boasting record fees at the time.

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Irrespective of this and their time together, Keane chose Gary Pallister in the centre-back position, and opted for a combination of Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo up front instead of finding space for the enigmatic Frenchman.

The only current United player in his starting XI is Ronaldo, whom Keane said he immediately took to because of the Portuguese's work ethic. You can see the full XI in the gallery above!

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