Ray Wilkins: Perfect XI

Peter Shilton
The goalkeeper's position was a close run thing between Peter Shilton, Ray Clemence and Peter Bonetti. Shilts just edges it. He was a superb shot-stopper. You tend to fancy a striker to score if he goes one-on-one with a keeper, but not against Peter because he was so good. The best keeper I ever played with, he deserved all those England caps.

Paolo Maldini

I played with him for a season at Milan when he was just 17 years old, and even then you could tell that he was something special. He was just so mature and composed on the ball. He was so quick, and he could play anywhere, on the flanks and in the centre. I still love watching him play for Milan.

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Sam Pilger

Sam Pilger is a freelance sports writer who writes for Forbes, FourFourTwo, Optus Sport, The Athletic and The Times Magazine. He was previously the deputy editor of FourFourTwo magazine (lucky him), still contributes regularly and has written several books, including Manchester United's Best XI and For Club and Country with Gary and Phil Neville.