"He'd inspire them" - Eric Cantona sticks Roy Keane in his legend-filled all-time XI

Maradona, Cruyff and Beckenbauer are also included

BY Newstalk 19:25 Wednesday 2 March 2016, 19:25 2 Mar 2016

Eric Cantona of Manchester United (left) celebrates with teammate Roy Keane (right) after scoring from the penalty spot, on his return to soccer after a nine month suspension (Picture by: Matthew Ashton / EMPICS Sport)

As a mark of his influence as a leader Manchester United, Roy Keane is the only former Reds colleague Eric Cantona included in his all-time Perfect XI.

The ex-Man United maverick picked the current Ireland assistant manager as part of a midfield three with Colombia legend Carlos Valderrama and one of the all-time greats in Diego Maradona for FourFourTwo magazine.

Cantona says Keane's inclusion is down to the fact that "he was the best in midfield; he could play everywhere" and "lead my team and inspire them".

Keane is in some very fine company and you can read Cantona's full thoughts on every player right here.

Goalkeeper: Rene Higuita

Right back: Junior

Centre back: Franz Beckenbauer

Left back: Giacinto Facchetti

Centre midfield: Roy Keane

Centre midfield: Carlos Valderrama

Centre midfield: Diego Maradona

Right wing: Garrincha

Left wing: Johan Cruyff 

Striker: Mario Kempes 

Striker: George Best

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