Phil Neville names Steven Gerrard in his ultimate five-a-side team ahead of Man Utd legend Paul Scholes

FORMER Manchester United defender Phil Neville has named his dream five-a-side team where he picked Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard over Paul Scholes.

The Inter Miami manager did name four of his former Red Devils team-mates, but was left shocked after he forgot to include his close friend.


Neville was appearing on The Greatest Game with Jamie Carragher where the former Reds centre-back asked the 44-year-old to reveal his ultimate five-a-side squad.

Goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel was included along with Dutch defender Jaap Stam.

Gerrard partnered Roy Keane in the middle of the pitch, with winger Ryan Giggs also named.

Commenting on the team, Neville said: "Schmeichel, Stam… Stam was a monster. He won every ball.

"He was the best I played with, over Rio Ferdinand, yourself (Carragher), John Terry, Tony Adams…

"Stam was a rock and probably one of the best that I've played with.

"Keane – midfield, captain. He had one of the biggest influences on me in my career, Keane.

"Giggs has to be in the team… and I'm going to go Stevie G. I love Stevie G.

"I was always in awe. If there was ever a Liverpool player I wanted to be a Man United player, he was the one."

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A shocked Carragher was taken aback after Neville went for Gerrard over Frank Lampard or Scholes.

To which a stunned Neville remarked: "I picked Scholes didn't I?"

After being told by Carragher he left him out, he added: "Oh f***.

"Scholes is my favourite player of all time. He's the godfather to my child!"

Neville also declared that Irish icon Keane has a 'soft spot' for him as he saw him as the nice brother having 'hated' Gary so much.

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