Roy Keane played with a host of Manchester United legends over his career (Picture: Getty Images)

Roy Keane has picked out Paul Scholes as the former teammate who would be the most useful for the current Manchester United team.

Keane played for Man Utd from 1993-2005, making 480 appearances in all competitions, winning seven Premier League titles and the Champions League in 1999.

The Irishman played with a number of Red Devils legends over that period, from the likes of Bryan Robson, to Eric Cantona, David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.

None of those players got a mention when Keane was mulling over which former teammate would be best for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, with the 48-year-old eventually plumping for Scholes, after considering a few more big names.

‘I think Scholsey would give them great quality in the middle of the park. Goals… he’s a threat,’ Keane told Sky Sports.

‘Obviously you’ve got Giggsy, Jaap Stam at the back, I still think they need a centre-half.

Paul Scholes won 11 and Ryan Giggs 13 Premier League titles at Man Utd (Picture: Getty Images)

‘Again, I’m not convinced by the goalkeeper so maybe Peter [Schmeichel].

‘But, if you give me one to go with, [Ruud] Van Nistelrooy I thought was a brilliant player… I’ll go with Scholesey.’

Keane feels the Red Devils still need strengthening in a number of areas if they are to return to their former glories, and while he picked out Scholes to come into the midfield, he feels the defence is the first area that needs strengthening.

‘I still think they need one or two defenders. I’m still not convinced by the centre-halves,’ Keane continued.

‘I’m certainly not convinced by [Luke] Shaw, I think [Brandon] Williams has done well as a young kid, even though he’s right footed playing on that side.’

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