CRISTIANO RONALDO has made it into Manchester United’s greatest XI named by ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.
But the robots snubbed a few HUGE names from the all-star team.
Peter Schmeichel was captain of Manchester United when they completed the trebleCredit: AFP – Getty
The ChatGPT system was asked to select the best players from the club’s rich history.
These included members of the Busby Babes, the Class of 92, the 1999 Treble winners and the team that won the 2008 Champions League.
But there was NO place for anyone in the current Old Trafford squad as the AI machine opted for a 4-4-2 formation.
Unsurprisingly, Peter Schmeichel gets the gloves as one of the world’s best goalkeepers, let alone for United.
The Great Dane capped eight incredible years with the Treble and led the team on that famous night in Barcelona.
Gary Neville takes over at right-back after completing all 602 appearances of his club career for the Red Devils.
The academy star won 17 major honors with United, including eight Premier Leagues.
The centre-back pairing is familiar with Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.
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Two colossal defenders who achieved so much success together and formed the foundation of the 2008 Champions League-winning side.
Denis Irwin completes the back four.
The Ireland left-back enjoyed 12 trophy-packed seasons at Old Trafford and his time with the team coincided with arguably the greatest era in the club’s history.
Roy Keane takes his place in the middle of the park.
The influential captain led the team to so many successes and always demanded a lot from his teammates – but had all the attributes to rule the show in midfield.
He plays alongside Paul Scholes in the eleven – considered by many to be the best technical player to ever play on the Old Trafford turf.
Scholes’ vision and passing ability made him a pleasure to play with and he is one of the few to have won the Champions League in 1999 and 2008.
ChatGPT’s attack quartet is really impressive.
Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or in his first spell at United and returned in 2021Credit: Getty George Best, center, and Bobby Charlton, second from left, made the teamCredit: PA:Press Association
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo emerged as one of the best players in the world during his first spell at United before returning for an emotional but ultimately unsuccessful comeback that ended with his ax in November.
On the other side is none other than George Best, the Northern Irish sensation who lit up Old Trafford from 1963-1974 with his incredible skills and enormous personality.
He won the 1968 European Cup, scored the winner in extra time and will forever be a United legend.
Another United legend is Bobby Charlton, who captained the side and scored twice in the 4-1 win over Benfica at Wembley.
The 1966 World Cup winner and Ballon d’Or winner was United’s record goalscorer for more than 40 years with 249 goals, until he was surpassed by Wayne Rooney.
Last on the team list is Eric Cantona, the French maverick with outstanding talent and a winning mentality to match.
Leeds’ move in 1992 required heaps of nerve and Sir Alex Ferguson knew he had to carefully manage Cantona to get the best out of him, and to get the best out of him, which he did as the striker led the club to four championship titles fired.
However, the star-studded XI has no place for its fair share of Red Devils legends.
Record goalscorer Rooney, David Beckham, Bryan Robson and Ryan Giggs are absent, as is Duncan Edwards, who many thought would have been United’s all-time greatest player had it not been for the 1958 Munich air disaster, Denis Law and Billy Foulkes and Jaap stam
Of the current generation, David De Gea and Marcus Rashford probably have the strongest case for involvement but still have a long way to go to replicate what the AI XI has achieved for the club.
Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand formed an excellent partnership in the backCredit: Getty Images – Getty David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and Teddy Sheringham all missed outCredit: Getty – Contributor