Delphic's Rick Boardman is the latest famous face to pick his dream five-a-side team in our new feature.
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Last Updated: 29/10/12 3:42pm
Delphic's Rick Boardman picks his dream five-a-side team...
As a huge Manchester United fanatic, Delphic's Rick Boardman makes no apologies for his dream five-a-side team being dominated by Red Devils players of past and present.
The keyboardist explains: "I'm such a big United fan that I have no interest in other players, to the point that I can't even support England because it's full of players who don't play for Man United."
Fresh off the back of Delphic's single 'Good Life' being selected as one of the official tracks for the London 2012 Olympic Games in the summer, Boardman was happy to share his United-themed fantasy side with Sky Sports.
It's the obvious choice, really. He's a big personality, a big player. I was um-ing and ah-ing over whether to have Scholes or Keane in midfield, and I went for Scholes in the end and as a result thought I needed Schmeichel for that really big drive. He can be quite aggressive and intimidating. That save that he did against Rapid Vienna, away in the European Cup in 1996, it was reminiscent of a Gordon Banks save. I don't know how he did it.
He had loads of determination. He was never the fastest player, or even the best, but he was just so driven, so he gets in for that reason alone. I remember those two goals he scored against Sheffield Wednesday when United won the title in 1993, where Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Kidd jumped on the pitch and celebrated like mad idiots.
Technically he's got to be one of the game's greatest ever players. I'll always remember the goal that he scored against Barcelona in the semi-final of the European Cup: that volley that took us to the final in 2008.
Eric Cantona (captain)
He's my favourite ever player. When I was 14, to have a role model as influential as Cantona, he was practically a musician or an artist. After he was banned for kicking that fan, he came back and that season he absolutely dominated. I remember he played against Liverpool and scored and it was like 'the king's back!'. Then later that season he scored that amazing winner in the FA Cup final.
He's not always an out-an-out striker but he has played up there. He's physical, he's big, he's got scoring ability, he's skilful. I'd love him to come back to United but I don't see that happening at all. As long as he doesn't go to City, that would be really bad. His defining moment for me was when he had that spat with Wayne Rooney at the World Cup, when he winked, and everyone hated him. But then he came back and played amazingly, and I remember him and Rooney ran riot against Fulham that season.
Five songs Rick would have on in the dressing room to fire up his side...
Delphic - Red Lights ("it's got the word 'red' in it and might spur them on. The rest of the songs are all French to inspire Cantona.")
Daft Punk - Something About Us
Sebastian Tellier - La Ritournelle
Serge Gainsbourg - Bonnie and Clyde
Jacques Brel - Jacky
Check out Delphic's official Olympic anthem 'Good Life', the first track to be taken from their highly anticipated new album.