Thierry Henry has already been inducted into the Premier League’s Hall of Fame and the Arsenal legend offered his opinion on who should join him.
The Frenchman and Alan Shearer were the first two inductees following hugely successful careers.
Henry won the Premier League twice whilst also picking up four Golden Boot awards.
He spent much of his time at Arsenal trying to end the Manchester United dominance so several Red Devils’ stars feature in the six players Henry has picked out.
The 43-year-old, talented as he was, did benefit from some quality team-mates whilst in north London and they also feature.
Here are the six Hall of Fame possibles Henry picked out on Monday Night Football.
United’s captain won seven league titles, which included the famous treble in 1999, during his 12 years at Old Trafford.
“I get annoyed when people talk about Roy Keane and about his tackles, that he was hard,” Henry said on Sky Sports.
“Yes he was. He could tackle people as well all know – but what a player he was. He could pass the ball, he could score goals.
“I was in the stand when he scored that header to bring his team back into the Champions League semi-final (vs Juventus in 1999) and I was like, ‘Wow’. The way he brought his team back into the game.
“The way he battled in midfield. The way he could galvanise everyone and make them play better by just who he was.”
A product of the Class of 92, Scholes dominated the midfield for years before eventually retiring in 2013.
Henry said: “When we used to play Man United – and you guys know the team they had and how great they were – every time we played them, we wanted to stop him. He was making the team tick… We were scared of him.
“I’m not saying we were not scared of the others! But him, first and foremost: if you stop him, you stop a lot of Man United.”
The Frenchman was the engine room of Arsenal’s midfield with his departure in 2005 a huge loss to the Gunners.
Henry praised his former team-mate for being the completed midfielder.
He said: “Always people remember Patrick tackling someone or arguing with someone – for me, he’s the only guy who could have played alone in midfield. Alone. You could play 4-1-5 if you wanted.
“And the quality! He was just unplayable at times – and I don’t know a lot of players who could do everything in midfield.”
The catalyst for United’s dominance following his arrival in 1992. Cantona bought with him a swagger and an arrogance that helped propel his side to glory.
“He was very French, wasn’t he?” Henry said jokingly. “The collar up, his goals, his attitude, the way he used to score goals, like: ‘So what?’
“A French guy, that goes and plays for Man United, and your nickname is the king? When you know the history of the club, I was like: ‘Wow’.”
Henry insists including the Dutchman is a “no-brainer” after winning three titles at Highbury and will forever be known as one of the ‘Invincibles’.
He arrived from Inter Milan in 1995 and left over a decade later as a club legend.
Henry said: “The passion that he had for Arsenal, the passion that he had for the Premier League. He made the team better, he made the guys around him better.”
The Chelsea midfielder rose to prominence once Jose Mourinho arrived and the Blues unseated Arsenal as champions.
Lampard would go on to break numerous goalscoring records as he came one of the Premier League’s finest.
He said: “The amount of goals, the amount of assists, defending, going forward. I think people will call him Mr Chelsea, along with John Terry.
“But Frank Lampard: he could just dominate a game on his own.”