MANCHESTER UNITED fielded a full XI of legends who were nominated for the Premier League Hall of Fame.
Former Red Devils captain Wayne Rooney was the youngest former Prem star to be recognized as one of the greats.
Rooney joined last year’s initiates Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry alongside former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira.
At his induction, the now Derby boss said: “It is a great honor for me to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame alongside an incredible group of players who have already been inducted.
“Growing up I’ve watched the Premier League for as long as I can remember.
“My dream has always been to be a professional footballer, to score goals and win trophies and I’ve been lucky enough to win the Premier League five times.
“I have so many brilliant memories from my years playing for Everton and Manchester Unitedand I am really proud of what we have achieved.
“Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is very special to me personally and I’m grateful to be recognized.”
and Rooney could easily be inducted into the Hall of Fame by TEN other former Man Utd aces.
Peter Schmeichel, Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra can vote.
Midfield maestro Paul Scholes is another option for footy fans to vote for, as is journeyman Teddy Sheringham.
The attackers Robin van Persie, Andy Cole and Michael Owen were also recognized and could also be briefed.
All inducted players will receive a medallion engraved with their name and year of induction, as well as a donation of £10,000 from the Premier League to a charity of their choice.
Here are the other TEN ex-Red Devils who COULD join Rooney in the Prem Hall of Fame.
Schmeichel played 310 prem games and went an amazing 128 clean sheets.
The Dane was named Player of the Season in 1996 and won FIVE Prem titles.
His son Kasper won the Premier League with Leicester City in a crazy season in 2016.
Neville came through the ranks at Man Utd as part of the Class of 92.
The right-back won a stunning EIGHT Prem titles with Man Utd.
He also kept 148 clean sheets.
As one of the best central defenders of his generation, it’s no surprise that Ferdinand has been nominated for the Hall of Fame.
The former Man Utd captain won the division six times in 504 games.
Vidic played alongside Ferdinand for many years, winning FIVE Prem trophies in just 211 league games.
The Serb of steel was also voted player of the season twice, in 2009 and 2011.
He loved winning trophies as much as he loved the game.
Evra is considered one of the Prem’s best left-backs and has FIVE titles to his tally.
The Frenchman remains a fan favourite.
Not many players win championship titles in double digits… Enter Scholes.
The midfield maestro won 11, yes 11 Prem titles in his Man Utd career.
Scholes made 499 league games, scoring 107 goals.
Journeyman Sheringham played 418 premier games in his long, trophy-filled career.
He scored 146 goals in his Prem career and won the 1993 golden boot.
Sheringham also has three Prem titles to his name.
Robin van Persie
The Flying Dutchman.
Van Persie has played for two of England’s biggest clubs at Arsenal and Man Utd.
The move to the latter caused controversy.
But he won a Prem title with United so he would have nothing to complain about.
Van Persie scored 144 league goals in 280 games.
He also won the Golden Boot in 2012 and 2013.
Cole played for United between 1994 and 2002.
During his time in England’s top flight he scored 187 prem goals and won FIVE prem titles.
Cole also won the 1994 Golden Boot.
Owen is one of the few Englishmen to have won the prestigious Ballon d’Or award and he won it in 2001.
The forward won a Prem title that came at United and he also won two Golden Boots in 1998 and 1999.
Owen scored 150 league goals in 326 games.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/18045334/man-utd-wayne-rooney-premier-league-hall-of-fame/ Man Utd could field a whole ELEVEN of legends nominated for the Premier League Hall of Fame, from Gary Neville to Wayne Rooney