Jamie Carragher names his all-time Liverpool and Manchester United XI

The two sides meet for the first time in Europe on Thursday evening.

Jamie Carragher has named his all-time Liverpool and Manchester United combined XI for the Daily Mail.

The two sides meet in the Europa League on Thursday evening, the first time they have been drawn together in Europe.

It is a hotly anticipated tie, with both eyeing up success in the competition and the Champions League place awarded to the winners.

And Carragher has now named his all-time combined XI of the two sides before that game, although unsurprisingly, no current stars from either team make his team.

In defence he opted for Peter Schmeichel, an unsurprising selection given his status for many at the best the Premier League has ever seen.

In defence it is two Liverpool centre halves, with Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson rekindling their formidable partnership, while Denis Irwin and Phil Neal fill the full back spots.

Central midfield offers the biggest shock, as Steven Gerrard and Roy Keane are left out in favour of Graeme Souness and Bobby Charlton, with Carragher describing the latter as “the greatest English player of all time," to the Daily Mail. 

Two Manchester United stars are on the wings, as Carragher opts for George Best and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The striker positions belong to Liverpool though, with Ian Rush and Kenny Dalglish the defender’s choices in a truly formidable forward line.

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