2. Gerard Pique – Centre-back
Gerard Pique has been a good defender at Manchester United under manager Sir Alex Ferguson. However, the Spaniard’s path to the first team was blocked by the formidable partnership of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.
At the age of 21, Pique requested manager Ferguson to let him go back to his boyhood club Barcelona. Since then, the Spain international has been an unplayable defender and went on to win everything at the club level.
Having won UEFA Champions League trophy with Manchester United and Premier League title in 2007-08, Pique went on to add 3 European trophies and 6 La Liga titles with Barca.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – Forward
Cristiano Ronaldo has been a good player at Manchester United, but since he joined Real Madrid, the Portuguese has become better than before.
Ronaldo moved to Bernabeu side in 2009 for then world-record transfer after winning Ballon d’Or at United.
Since then, the Portugal international attacker went on to win four more Ballon d’Or and UEFA Champions League three times.