Toone's best United XI from 2000 onwards

Friday 03 March 2023 14:49

Manchester United Women star Ella Toone has picked her best Reds XI from the year 2000 onwards and, as you can imagine, there’s some serious talent involved.

Our in-form no.7 picked her team of men's players when appearing on The Fozcast with former Old Trafford goalkeeper Ben Foster, and the video is available to watch now via her official YouTube channel.

Toone and the rest of her United Women team-mates are enjoying a fantastic season so far and will return to Old Trafford on 25 March for an important WSL fixture against West Ham.

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So who made the cut and why? Read Ella’s decision-making process below…

Goalkeeper: “I will put Edwin van der Sar in. Obviously, I was born in '99 so I didn't really see a lot of these players, but when I've watched things back, I had Edwin van der Sar.” 

Defence: “Gary Neville at right-back, at left-back I went Patrice Evra, and Rio and Vidic at centre-back. They were just animals weren't they, they just headed everything!” 
Midfield: “My holding midfielder, I've gone with Keane. I just love him, I read his autobiography and I just think 'what a player'. The love he had for winning, the desire, he put a tackle in, he grafted and I love players like that. He needed to win. I love players like that, who just want to win everything and will do anything to win. And then obviously Scholesy. The passes were a joke, the edge-of-the-box finishing was a joke. Then I went with Ji-sung Park. I just love his work rate and that. He actually came into United the first years we were there and he was just so nice. If you want someone marked out of the game, put him on.”
Forwards: “Right wing, Ronaldo. Obviously, he was my favourite player growing up, I used to watch his skills and go out to practice them. The number seven shirt, the boots that he wore, I had it all. Left wing, Giggsy, gliding through players, and up front I've got Rooney. I'm over the moon with my team, I think it's an unbelievable starting XI.” 

Substitutes: “With my subs, I've gone all-out attacking because I'm just an attacker. My theory, yeah, if I was a manager, score five, if you concede four then you score five. So, I've gone van Persie, van Nistelrooy and Becks. Come on and change the game!”

Check out Toone’s official YouTube channel to watch the video