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The journos' pick...

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Goalkeeper:
Peter Schmeichel (Denmark)

Defenders:
Ronny Johnsen (Norway)
Nemanja Vidic (Serbia)
Jaap Stam (Holland)
Patrice Evra (France)

Midfielders:
Andrei Kanchelskis (Ukraine)
Juan Sebastian Veron (Argentina)
Arnold Muhren (Holland)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

Strikers:
Ruud van Nistelrooy (Holland)
Eric Cantona (France)

Substitutes:
Edwin van der Sar (Holland), Henning Berg (Norway), Anderson (Brazil), Jesper Olsen (Denmark), Dwight Yorke (Trinidad and Tobago), Dimitar Berbatov (Bulgaria), Ole Solskjaer (Norway).

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Read more in this month's Inside United.

12/01/2010 10:42, Report by Editorial Team

Overseas stars: Best XI

To mark 30 years since United's first foreign signing - Nikola Jovanovic - ManUtd.com and Inside United journalists picked an all-time eleven of players from outside the UK and Ireland. We then compiled the ultimate team from all the votes cast...

In goal: Great Dane Peter Schmeichel got every vote as first-choice stopper, with Edwin van der Sar a unanimous choice as back-up. Spare a thought for Fabien Barthez – two titles in three seasons, yet no place for him here.

At the back: Jaap Stam and Patrice Evra both made every team. Vidic took nearly every vote so he partners Stam, while at right-back Ronny Johnsen held off a challenge from Henning Berg; experienced Mikael Silvestre is unlucky not to feature.

In midfield: Cristiano Ronaldo took every vote and Andrei Kanchelskis all but a couple. Juan Sebastian Veron was a near-unanimous choice for centre midfield, with Arnold Muhren next most popular. Anderson and Jesper Olsen each earn a place on the bench.

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