Van der Sar snubs Cristiano Ronaldo, names best 6-a-side team
Former Manchester United goalkeeper, Edwin van der Sar, has snubbed forward, Cristiano Ronaldo as he named his best six-a-side team.
Van der Sar picked Rio Ferdinand as the team’s center-back and Patrick Kluivert as the striker ahead of Ronaldo.
The Dutchman also picked Paul Scholes and Zinedine Zidane in midfield.
Van der Sar said (via GiveMeSport, “Midfield is difficult. I’ve had opportunities with Zidane, Paul Scholes, Del Piero, Frank Rijkaard. … Let’s go for Scholes. Scholes and Zidane. They could play together!”
“Up front, there’s Patrick Kluivert, Rooney, Ronaldo – at my time, was more like a right-winger. He was good, you could still reach him. You could still make sure that he did whatever you wanted him to do. You’d clap him for running back.
“But I’ve got to pick a Dutch player, so I’ll have Patrick Kluivert. He did not get everything out of his career, but in essence, he was a great striker.
“‘Then there’s Marco van Basten. But I only played against him so I’ll go Dennis Bergkamp. I think he’s very appreciated here, especially in London.”
Van der Sar played for clubs like Ajax, Juventus, Fulham and Manchester United during his career.
The former goalkeeper won the UEFA Champions League trophy twice, in 1995 with Ajax and in 2008 with Man United.