Keane, explaining his backline choices on ITV4's Best of Enemies show, said: "Schmeichel is by far the best keeper. Believe it or not we didn't actually get on that well together but [he was] an absolute top top goalkeeper.
"Denis Irwin was good at set pieces, could defend, trained properly, was a good lad and he's Irish which always helps.
"Pallister [is in] for his size, even though after two minutes of a game he looked like he was playing for an hour. He always looked tired.
"Jaap [Stam] was a top centre-half. Paul Parker, I played with when he was at his prime. He was a top, top defender."
Keane went for a four-man midfield including Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Ince, himself and David Beckham but admitted: "If I was gonna leave anybody out it would probably be myself for probably Scholesy."
Eric Cantona and Ruud van Nistelrooy won Keane's vote up front.
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