Peter Schmeichel was selected as goalkeeper for Manchester United's best-ever team, from the following candidates:

Ray Wood (1949-59): 208 games
Harry Gregg  (1957-66): 247 games
Alex Stepney  (1966-78): 539 games, 2 goals
Peter Schmeichel (1991-99): 398 games, 1 goal
Edwin van der Sar (2005-11): 266 games

Manchester United Greatest Ever XI, the official four-disc DVD set, is out now.

15/11/2011 09:00, Report by A Marshall, M Shaw
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Schmeichel in Greatest XI

Peter Schmeichel has been voted Manchester United's best-ever goalkeeper by fans on ManUtd.com, polling 66 per cent to emerge as the clear victor ahead of contenders such as Edwin van der Sar and Alex Stepney.

'The Great Dane' is therefore the first player in the Reds' Greatest Ever XI, the subject of an official new DVD set released this week. The 1991 arrival from Brondby proved to be one of Sir Alex's finest signings and he bowed out of Old Trafford at the very top by captaining the Treble-winning team to Champions League glory in 1999.

"He was a huge guy with real presence," says former team-mate Bryan Robson, one of four pundits appearing on Greatest Ever XI. "He was brave and a great kicker of the ball. He was also a great athlete and had everything really.

"He was a real talker - sometimes a bit too much! If anyone had a shot from 35 yards out, 'Schmikes' would be shouting at you saying 'Any chance of closing him down?!'"

Also shortlisted for the position of goalkeeper were Ray Wood, Harry Gregg, Alex Stepney and the recently retired Edwin van der Sar.

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