Steve Bruce and Gary Pallister

Steve Bruce and Gary Pallister, former Manchester United defenders

The Englishmen were at the heart of United’s success in the early 90’s. They helped the club end a 26 year long wait for a Premier League title among other major honours during a formidable seven year partnership.

Bruce was an uncompromising customer with great strength and aerial ability, while Pallister was defensively astute but also had the ability to play out from the back comfortably.