Danny Mills can’t believe Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson were not selected in FIFA’s World XI.
Not just that, the talkSPORT presenter was stunned to discover there were NO players from his former team, Manchester City.
This year’s all-star line-up was announced at the BEST FIFA Football Awards in Milan on Monday, but the selection has been slated by football fans in England.
The 2019 XI features THREE Real Madrid players (not including Eden Hazard, who only joined them in the summer) despite the Spanish giants not winning a major trophy.
Now, fantasy XIs are rarely universally agreed, but Mills believes voters got this one seriously wrong and two Reds stars in particular should have been included after their stunning individual seasons.
Speaking on Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former City and England defender said: “Ramos and Marcelo? I wouldn’t have those two in. They are unbelievable players throughout the course of time, but not last season.
“Eden Hazard is not a midfield player, he’s a forward. You’ve got to put him in the forward line, and then he doesn’t even get in.
“I would leave Hazard and Luka Modric out of that team. There were better players last season in midfield.
“There’s no right back in the team, either!
“Trent Alexander-Arnold, why is he not in there? Andy Robertson in at left-back, where are these players? They were sensational last season!
“They got goals and assists, why did they not get a vote or two?”
Best FIFA Football Award winners 2019
Men’s player – Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina)
Women’s player – Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC and United States)
Men’s coach – Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
Women’s coach – Jill Ellis (United States)
Men’s goalkeeper – Alisson Becker (Liverpool and Brazil)
Women’s goalkeeper – Sari Van Veenendaal (Atletico Madrid and Holland)
Puskas award – Daniel Zsori (Debrecen/Fehervar)
Fan award – Silvia Grecco (Palmeiras)
Fair play award – Marcelo Bielsa and the Leeds squad
FIFPro men’s world XI – Alisson; Matthijs De Ligt, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Virgil Van Dijk; Frenkie De Jong, Eden Hazard, Luka Modric; Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi
FIFPro women’s world XI – Sari Van Veenendaal; Lucy Bronze, Nilla Fischer, Kelley O’Hara, Wendie Renard; Julie Ertz, Amandine Henry, Rose Lavelle; Marta, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe