Picture: Two Man United icons named in BBC’s Team of the Decade

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As we rapidly approach the end of the decade, there has been many iconic footballing moments for us Machester United fans – most of which came in the early 2010s when Sir Alex Ferguson was still manager…

From that epic title-winning season with Robin van Persie leading the charge, to winning an excellent double under Jose Mourinho, United have still enjoyed their fair share of success despite massive struggles.

Anyway, the people have spoken, and the BBC have now released their Team of the Decade. Included in the XI was two United stars, one present and one former – boh of whom were more than worthy of their inclusion…

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First and foremost, David de Gea has been included. After a shaky start to life at Old Trafford, the superstar Spaniard has gone from strength-to-strength and has unquestionably been the best goalkeeper in the world for the last few years at the very least. I dread to think where we’d be without him.

Next up, Patrice Evra was included as the left-back. The Frenchman was key to our success for the best part of a decade, and there was a time in which he was vying for the tag as the best full-back in the world. I’m delighted that he beat out competition from Ashley Cole and more recently, Andy Robertson to earn his place in the side.

I have my doubts about some names listed. I can’t ignore the recency-bias to stick both Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold in the team – though those Liverpool fans probably made about six or seven different accounts to ensure their men made the cut…

All jokes aside, well done to all involved in the XI, but particularly Big Dave and Uncle Pat. Congratulations!

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