Six former Manchester United players have been shortlisted for induction into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
Sir Alex Ferguson and ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger became the first managers to be inducted into the Hall of Fame yesterday.
The Scottish boss joined six of his former players – David Beckham, Roy Keane, Eric Cantona, Paul Scholes, Peter Schmeichel and Wayne Rooney – who have also received this honour.
And now six more former Red Devils have been nominated for the three remaining spots to be awarded later this year.
Gary Neville, Andy Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Michael Owen and Michael Carrick are the ex-United stars who have been shortlisted.
Neville spent almost 20 years with the Red Devils, winning eight Premier League titles. The current football pundit also captained the team from 2005 until his retirement in 2011.
Cole played for several English clubs during his career, including United, who signed him for a record £7 million in 1995. The former striker still jointly holds the record for most goals in a single Premier League season.
Ferdinand also arrived at Old Trafford in a record transfer fee (£29.1m) from Leeds United in 2002. He played a pivotal role in United’s successes during Ferguson’s reign, with six Premier League winners’ medals to his name.
Vidic, who joined in 2006 and formed a formidable defensive partnership with Ferdinand, was part of the Red Devils team that secured three consecutive league titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Owen is generally linked with Liverpool, but the former England international also played for United. He wasn’t a regular at Old Trafford but provided famous cameos including the 95th-minute winner in a Manchester derby.
Carrick enjoyed considerable success during his 12-year career at United, hoisting five Premier League trophies.
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