Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has selected a former Manchester United favourite in his all-time toughest XI of players he’s faced.
The 34-year-old, who has been part of three Premier League title winning sides since joining the Etihad outfit from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013, has come up against a long list of the world’s best players throughout his career.
And talking to Sky Sports, the Brazilian has picked out a best XI that includes an ex-superstar from City’s Manchester rivals, United.
That man is Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 118 times in 292 matches for the Red Devils between 2003 and 2009.
Joining the current Juventus forward in the DM’s front-three is Barcelona genius Lionel Messi and former Brazil striker Ronaldo.
In midfield, the City stalwart selected the trio of Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti, former Italy star Andrea Pirlo, and Dutch icon Clarence Seedorf.
Meanwhile, a back-four of Germany’s 2014 World Cup winning captain Phillip Lahm, Mexican centre-back Rafa Marquez, Colombian stopper Ivan Cordoba and Italian hero Paolo Maldini are anchored by Brazilian goalkeeper Dida.
You’ll have to admit, that even a team as great as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City could have an issue against this XI.
Fernandinho’s toughest XI: Dida, Lahm, Marquez, Cordoba, Maldini; Zanetti, Pirlo, Seedorf; Messi, Ronaldo, (Cristiano) Ronaldo.