Former Manchester United Captain Gary Neville has named the United 2007/08 Premier League and Champions League-winning side as the greatest United team ever ahead of the 1999 Treble winners.
The former full-back was a part of both Sir Alex Ferguson’s most successful sides and believes the likes of Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo made the 2008’s squad stronger than the one of 1999.
“Without that great Barcelona team, I think that this would’ve been the greatest,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“There were eight players, I would say at the time Edwin Van der Sar, Patrice Evra, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Carlos Tevez, you could put them in any team in the world, they were world-class.
“I don’t think Manchester United have ever had a team that had so many world-class players, and I look back at all the teams in history.
“Of course, there have been world-class players at Manchester United but to have eight almost nine best in position almost in the world at that time, it was an unbelievable team.”
“In 1999 it was a British team, this was a truly international team,” the United legend continued.
“By design, by faith in Ronaldo, faith in Rooney, signing Vidic and Evra at the time for very low money in the January transfer window, good recruitment, some good homegrown players still in the team, great experience and great players.
“I think it is the greatest Manchester United team of all time.”
United’s squad of 2008 could’ve won the Premier League and the Champions League in the following season but were denied by Pep Guardiola’s exceptional Barcelona team.