10 former Manchester United stars have been named on a 23-man shortlist, out of which 6 will be voted into the Premier League Hall of Fame by the fans. Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry have already been announced as the inaugural inductees into the Hall of Fame.
The 10 former Manchester United players who have been included in this 23-man shortlist are David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Eric Cantona, Andy Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Peter Schmeichel, Robin van Persie, Nemanja Vidic and Michael Owen.
The other players who have made the list are Tony Adams, Dennis Bergkamp, Sol Campbell, Ashley Cole, Didier Drogba, Les Ferdinand, Robbie Fowler, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Matt Le Tissier, John Terry, Patrick Vieira and Ian Wright.
Fans can vote for 6 players who they believe should make it into the Hall of Fame on Premier League’s official website.
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Manchester United have been heavily involved in the Premier League’s 23-man Hall of Fame shortlist
Now, there are certain names missing from the 23-man shortlist which are bound to raise a few eyebrows. But at the end of the day, no list can be absolutely perfect and the Premier League have done a good job here.
Now, it remains to be seen which six will be picked by the fans. Although, it is worth pointing out that players from the more globally popular clubs will always have a better chance of being voted in when it comes to fans.
Thus, hopefully the Premier League do have a plan in place moving forward so that those that did not represent the ‘traditional big six’ also have a chance to make it into the Hall of Fame.
One thing is for sure though, this is a great step to honour and remember the legends of the game, who have helped build the Premier League into the global phenomenon that it is today.