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Former Manchester United captain Keane has named his dream-team from the galaxy of former stars he played alongside at Old Trafford -- and there is no place in the line-up for 13-time Premier League winner Ryan Giggs.

Ryan Giggs was voted the PFA Player of Year by his fellow professionals in 2009.
Ryan Giggs has been left out of Roy Keane's Manchester United all-time XI.

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Keane’s appearance in an ITV documentary alongside his former nemesis and Arsenal captain Patrick Viera has produced a clutch of high profile stories in the last couple of days, yet United fans will be surprised by the omission of Giggs from his all-time line-up.

Insisting he could not ignore the merits of Cristiano Ronaldo to win a place in his team, he offered some polite compliments to Giggs without handing him the honour of being among his all-time XI.

“Having a great career doesn’t mean you are a great player. There’s a big difference,” states the always outspoken Keane. “I’m not saying Giggsy wasn’t [great], but do I leave out Ronaldo, one of the world’s great players? Do I leave Becks [David Beckham] out?”

Keane has always been a huge admirer of Beckham’s talents and attitude and it is no surprise to see his name included, yet the presence of former England full-back Paul Parker may come as something of a surprise.

His former room-mate and fellow Irishman Denis Irwin makes the cut, as does Old Trafford folk hero Eric Cantona and Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Roy Keane’s United dream team:

Peter Schmeichel, Paul Parker, Jaap Stam, Gary Pallister, Denis Irwin, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, David Beckham, Eric Cantona, Ruud van Nistelrooy

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