Man United 1999 vs. Liverpool 2020 combined XI | Premier League

  • Published: 13 February 2020
  • With Liverpool marching towards a possible record-breaking season in the English Premier League, we put ESPN FC’s Craig Burley on the spot to pick his combined XI between this current With Liverpool marching towards a possible record-breaking season in the English Premier League, we put ESPN FC’s Craig Burley on the spot to pick his combined XI between this current Liverpool crop and Manchester United’s famous treble-winning team from 1999. Burley is presented with picking between goalkeepers Peter Schmeichel and Alisson, right backsTrent Alexander-Arnold and Gary Neville, left backs Denis Irwin and Andy Robertson, midfielders Sadio Mane and Ryan Giggs, Roy Keane and Jordan Henderson and finally, strikers Roberto Firmino and Dwight Yorke.

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Comments • 971

  • Jordan Cockerall
    Jordan Cockerall  16 hours back

    Crazy not to have Mo Salah and TAA

    • biblical
      biblical  24 hours back

      Alright so... Trent and Robertson are better attackers but Neville and Irwin are better defenders yet that Utd team had a much worse defensive record. Ok🤣

      • eyoel sitoatw
        eyoel sitoatw  1 days back

        This shows how clueless and confused Craig is

        • Robert Mason
          Robert Mason  1 days back

          Giggs instead of Salah...GTFOH..

          • Fabian Allnutt
            Fabian Allnutt  1 days back

            5 years from now, there'll be more Liverpool players.

            • alexander o'neill
              alexander o'neill  1 days back

              Stupid question!

              • Patrick Bateman
                Patrick Bateman  1 days back

                Dogshit conversation. What's the point?

                • Lee Wainwright
                  Lee Wainwright  1 days back

                  United won the treble,until liverpool do that,no comparison.

                  • Lee Wainwright
                    Lee Wainwright  1 days back

                    What,no david may? Wankers

                    • Kryptonite
                      Kryptonite  1 days back

                      Strong side. Only 1-2 Liverpool players get in that 99 side.

                      • Harsha Verma
                        Harsha Verma  1 days back

                        TAA Van Dijk Stam Robo
                        Beckham Keane Scholes Giggs
                        Mane Cole

                        • Ryan Schembri
                          Ryan Schembri  1 days back

                          this team is right on the money tbh, you can obviously make a case for other great players but as far as a balanced side goes this is it

                          • David Cripps
                            David Cripps  1 days back

                            Sounds like a nostalgia trip rather than a logical analysis

                            • Monkey Business
                              Monkey Business  2 days back

                              Hahahahahahaha the Liverpool team of today would batter that team. You are a mental mate. The current Liverpool has the best full-back pairing ever. You are mad. Plus, 4-4-2 hahaha. Stick to being a pundit. This kinda stuff is why people are looking more at fan-made TV.

                              • John Rambo
                                John Rambo  2 days back

                                Reading all the comments from the professional's

                                • Sam Thompson
                                  Sam Thompson  2 days back

                                  At what point are we going to accept that TAA is in fact a great defender as well as his offensive threat. I have hardly seen any defensive frailty from him this entire season yet he is still being called a weakness to no end.

                                  • The Gitz Journey
                                    The Gitz Journey  2 days back

                                    I'd actually have picked pretty much the same time

                                    • Vandit Panvelkar
                                      Vandit Panvelkar  2 days back

                                      No Salah, Robertson, Alison, Fabinho and TAA in the team? This selection is a joke Burley.

                                      • gossard56
                                        gossard56  2 days back

                                        What a!

                                        • MMAoracle
                                          MMAoracle  2 days back

                                          Neville/cole/keane/irwin? Not sure about those

                                          • MrBiaklian
                                            MrBiaklian  2 days back

                                            Compare this Liverpool team to United 2007-08 team.. United will still be better

                                            • Mechatronics Geek
                                              Mechatronics Geek  2 days back

                                              Is giggs better than salah?

                                              • antwango
                                                antwango  2 days back

                                                Origi > Sol - shiar all day everyday even for manager of man u!!!!

                                                • antwango
                                                  antwango  2 days back

                                                  vvd and stam!!! DeLigt couldve been that stam!!! Plonker!!! he couldve ruled with vvd for club and country and gained valuable exp... but matip, gomez van den berg are good alternatives.... actually to be that stam alternative i wouldnt say no to koulibaly... stam is a huge brick wall and so is DeLigt and quick as well

                                                  • Michael Trinbago
                                                    Michael Trinbago  2 days back

                                                    This Liverpool team is the best ever epl team hands down sorry folks.

                                                    • QT Nova
                                                      QT Nova  2 days back

                                                      i just love how much liverpool fans overrate their players and massively underrate the treble winning united

                                                      • Trevor khalid
                                                        Trevor khalid  2 days back

                                                        Treble winners enough said..cannot be compared

                                                        • christian Jae_actor
                                                          christian Jae_actor  2 days back

                                                          🔴⚽️⚫ 99 is not our best team!
                                                          Our 07/08 team was

                                                          • Viraj
                                                            Viraj  2 days back

                                                            Burley is a joke.

                                                            • Andrew McCallum
                                                              Andrew McCallum  2 days back

                                                              Neville over Trent go shite

                                                              • Larry Oconnor
                                                                Larry Oconnor  2 days back

                                                                Mane over beckham? Not in my book

                                                                • Dan Tangager
                                                                  Dan Tangager  2 days back

                                                                  This attack could been better just by playing liverpools front 3. The team he choose seems a little to static. And by the way, I would.coose Robertson and arnold anyday because of the aggressivenes they bring to the team

                                                                  • Marshall Brennan
                                                                    Marshall Brennan  2 days back

                                                                    TAA has tons more quality than Gary fucking Neville, who was the weak link in that united side if any! Why is the presenter saying the wingers are debatable?! Beckham and Salah top players but also a bit, kind of... Overhyped poster boys too, where as Giggs and Mane, more downplayed but genuinley, extremely dangerous, world class out and out wingers who beat men with ease and are/were more clinical with goals and assists!

                                                                    • emmanuel ibah
                                                                      emmanuel ibah  2 days back

                                                                      Burley is just clueless. Firmino over Salah or Yorke

                                                                      • Richard Goldie
                                                                        Richard Goldie  2 days back

                                                                        Man United let in 37 goals in the league that year!! Burley talking some serious shite about the man United full backs being awesome defenders

                                                                        • russ manc
                                                                          russ manc  1 days back

                                                                          they won the treble, sit down!

                                                                      • Quinlan
                                                                        Quinlan  2 days back

                                                                        They finished on 78 points... Even with all the help from the refs... Blatant cheating and financial doping back then also from Utd.... Must be some dodgy accountants in Manchester... Does everyone forget how Utd came out of nowhere and within 5 years they claimed to be the richest club in the world... Go back to the start when some massive dodgy deals were been done... If I'm not mistaking a. Ferguson got a cut

                                                                        • y1521t21b5
                                                                          y1521t21b5  3 days back

                                                                          I'm surprised there are any Liverpool players in a combined-XI selected by Burley...

                                                                          • chet27
                                                                            chet27  3 days back

                                                                            What? Best attacking football should be 4 3 3 Seriously, Craig is like a Var....

                                                                            • Manny Fresh
                                                                              Manny Fresh  3 days back

                                                                              Do I even need to discuss Ryan Giggs? No sir. lol.

                                                                              • Abubeker Kedir
                                                                                Abubeker Kedir  3 days back

                                                                                My Combined XI

                                                                                Gary Neville Van Dijk Japp Stam Andy Robertson
                                                                                David Beckham Paul Scholes Ryan Giggs Sadio Mane
                                                                                Mohamed Salah Andy Cole

                                                                                • zeze rumpa
                                                                                  zeze rumpa  3 days back

                                                                                  Because it's a different era and all that, that's not the reason you don't compare. You don't compare them till Liverpool win the treble. League, FA Cup, Champions League. Simple. Until then, u can compare Liverpool to the Invincibles because liverpool are aiming to beat them now.

                                                                                  • Lollipop Army
                                                                                    Lollipop Army  3 days back

                                                                                    Bro Craig burley is drunk. How can you only include 3 or 4 Liverpool players in this team. This current Liverpool team is better in every single position. Like how are Robertson and Trent not in the XI. This is stupid.

                                                                                    • Abhishek Patil
                                                                                      Abhishek Patil  3 days back

                                                                                      Mane over Beckham??? OMFG!!! How stupid have you gotta be!!!

                                                                                      • Jake Lay
                                                                                        Jake Lay  3 days back

                                                                                        Burley's logic is all off here. He chooses Neville over TAA because of the fact that he was an "English international for many many years" and that in a few years if Trent has a great career his opinion might change but this is supposed to be based on the ONE season in question. Trent is a serious contender for player of the year, Neville was great - no doubt about that - but not a standout player.

                                                                                        He also goes on to mention that Robertson and Trent weren't considered because they are only so effective because of the system Liverpool plays but then chooses Firmino because of how important he is to the team. 1) I would argue the fullbacks are as important as Firmino is 2) Firmino benefits from the system as much as the fullbacks do so very poor logic.

                                                                                        And having Giggs over Salah is ridiculous. Remember this is supposed to be for this ONE SEASON. For that season in question, Giggs played 20 league games and scored 3 goals. Salah has already scored 14. Pure nostalgia from Burley.

                                                                                        I get that these players went on to have great careers and most became world class players but come on man, lots of them weren't on the Liverpool players' level AT THAT POINT in their career

                                                                                        • Keith
                                                                                          Keith  8 hours back

                                                                                          Let's be honest they where never going to but more liverpool players because that man united team had players that were class for at least 5 years.I think if they were to do this in 3-4 years time It could be a different story

                                                                                      • Alonzo Williams
                                                                                        Alonzo Williams  3 days back

                                                                                        Liverpool '20: the most overrated team. Don't get me wrong they're absolutely amazing this season but you cannot compare them to '99 United. Smh. Pretty much every top team in Europe is having a terrible season by their standards, which is making Liverpool look better than what they are 😂

                                                                                        • Jonathan Chapman
                                                                                          Jonathan Chapman  3 days back

                                                                                          That united team conceded 37 pl goals that season.... Liverpool won't concede anywhere near that, yet Irwin and Neville are better defenders???

                                                                                          • russ manc
                                                                                            russ manc  1 days back

                                                                                            until liverpool win the treble, there is no comparison

                                                                                        • D Joseph
                                                                                          D Joseph  3 days back

                                                                                          I think I'd agree, except for Neville.

                                                                                          • paul mccarthy
                                                                                            paul mccarthy  3 days back

                                                                                            Levels 🤣😂🤣😂😂