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15 legendary players in modern European kits will remind you of happier times

Ever wondered what it would be like seeing Roy Keane playing alongside Paul Pogba in Man United’s midfield?

How many goals Alessandro Del Piero and Gonzalo Higuain would score together? Romario as the fourth member of MSN?

Well wonder no more, dear friends, because we’ve used a touch of graphical witchcraft to make it happen.

Patrick Vieira- Arsenal

No one’s fooled by Granit Xhaka collecting red cards every other week. Arsenal are still lacking some steel in midfield.

Imagine what Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez could do with the protection of Paddy Vieira rather than Francis Coquelin.

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Ronaldo- Inter Milan

Would a modern Ronaldo, with two good knees, be better than Cristiano Ronaldo?

He’d give him, and Lionel Messi, a run for their money, that’s for sure.

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Andriy Shevchenko- AC Milan

While we’re on the subject of legendary players at modern Italian clubs, it would be rude not to talk about Sheva.

Spare a thought for Milan fans, who have gone from watching Shevchenko and Pippo Inzaghi to Carlos Bacca and Gianluca Lapadula.

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Jay-Jay Okocha- PSG

If there’s one thing PSG aren’t lacking at the moment it’s maverick number tens.

But we’re sure Unai Emery could find a place to squeeze in the Nigerian box of tricks.

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Romario- Barcelona

MSNR might sound like the latest social media app, but just imagine the scenes if Messi, Suarez, Neymar and Romario combined.

Goalkeepers would be retiring up and down Spain.

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Raul- Real Madrid

Would Raul outscore Romario if the pair were playing in La Liga nowadays?

He’d have a tough job getting the ball off of Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Alessandro Del Piero- Juventus 

Del Piero strikes us as the type of player who could lace up his boots today and still doing a decent job for Juventus.

In his heyday, the prospect of the Italian linking up with Gonzalo Higuain is enough to make us reach for our old Football Italia tapes.

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Roy Keane- Man United

Keane would ensure no Manchester or Liverpool derby went by without a bit of snap, crackle and pop.

Plus he’d be able to show Marcos Rojo how to tackle properly.

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Diego Maradona- Napoli

Napoli’s two Serie A titles coincided with Diego Maradona playing some of the best football of his illustrious career.

It’d be nice to see Napoli give Serie A’s establishment a nice shakeup.

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Lothar Matthaus- Bayern Munich

You don’t get 150 caps for Germany, winning a European Championship in the process, unless you’re a bit tasty.

Matthaus would fit perfectly into Bayern’s free-flowing system. He could even bring back the sweeper role.

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Steven Gerrard- Liverpool

Okay, so it’s not been that long since Stevie G hung up his boots. But we just miss him, alright.

He could grab Liverpool’s midfield by the scruff of the neck and help finally break their Premier League title hoodoo.

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Pablo Aimar- Valencia

Valencia are in absolute disarray at the moment and could do with a touch of Argentinian magic.

Aimar won La Liga twice, picked up the UEFA Cup and a UEFA Super Cup during a five-year spell in Valencia.

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Deco- Porto

Even at the age of 39 Deco would still probably be the best player in Porto’s squad.

But in his pomp he was an absolute joy to watch, winning three league titles, six domestic cups, a UEFA Cup and a Champions League.

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Rui Costa- Benfica

The Maestro spent more time in Italy than in Portugal, with spells at Fiorentina and Milan sandwiched either side of Benfica stints.

But we’d love to see what type of distraction he’d bring to the Portuguese league nowadays.

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Juninho Paulista- Lyon

A man who treated free-kicks like penalties, dispatching them from anywhere within the opposition’s half.

He could also put the ball wherever he pleased with his laser-guided right foot, which would be good news for Memphis Depay and Alexandre Lacazette.

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