Nobody Can Believe The One Player Ryan Giggs Picked In His Combined Manchester Derby XI

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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs was heavily mocked on Twitter by the footballing fans around the globe after he named his preferred combined playing XI from his former club and rivals Manchester City ahead of this Sunday’s Manchester Derby.

The former Red Devils’ star picked a surprising six players from Old Trafford, and decided to go with five from league leaders City.

However, he was trolled mostly for one selection that hardly anyone anticipated. The selection that raised several eyebrows was Marcus Rashford making it to the team over Raheem Sterling.

While both the England Internationals have found the back of the net on crunch situations, it’s the 23-year-old Sterling who has been a first-team player, while Rashford has come off the bench on most occasions.


David de Gea was called up for his stop-stopping duty, while Kevin de Bruyne, alongside David Silva and Nemanja Matic, formed the midfield trio. Also, selecting Antonio Valencia over the most expensive defender in football, Kyle Walker, didn’t go too well with the City fans.


Though Valencia has always been a consistent performer for United over the past nine seasons, Walker has managed to score a little more points than the Ecuadorian so far this season.

However, a great performance by Valencia and Rashford in the upcoming derby can put all the trolls to rest.


Written by Himangshu Das  

Following dream off the pitch by penning down all the latest happenings inside the world of the beautiful game known as Football, trying to make it big.. one day.


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