Fans adamant Roy Keane has finally ‘ended’ Scholes vs Gerrard and Lampard debate

It's a debate that has raged for well over two decades: Paul Scholes, Steven Gerrard or Frank Lampard?

Football fans have never been able to agree on the answer, but an intervention from Roy Keane on Monday Night Football could have settled the argument once and for all.

The Irishman appeared on Sky Sports' flagship show for Manchester United's home match against Brentford on Monday night, where he was asked to name his ultimate Red Devils XI of the Premier League era. Surprisingly, Keane opted for a midfield two of Paul Ince and Bryan Robson, omitting Scholes from the team entirely.

Scholes' omission prompted some to suggest Keane had settled the age old, Scholes, Gerrard and Lampard debate, with fans taking to social media to voice their opinion.

One person asked: "Scholes?? Roy Keane doesn't even rate him but you have Manchester United fans saying Scholes was better than Gerrard."

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Someone else looked at Keane's team and tweeted: "Shows how much Keane thinks of the Terry vs Rio and the Gerrard vs Lampard vs Scholes debates." Another person added: "Roy Keane leaving out Scholes for Ince surely ends the Scholes/Lampard/Gerrard debate?"

One Twitter user, who just so happened to be a Liverpool fan, said: "Roy Keane leaving out Paul Scholes in his greatest Premier League team ends the Gerrard Scholes Lampard debate. Gerrard clear of all. End of. Argue with the captain of the treble winners lol."

Others made the case for Scholes, despite Keane's team selection. A Scholes defender tweeted: "Roy Keane leaving out Scholes will give all the Gerrard Lampard were better lot ammunition. People who have no idea how absolutely ridiculous a player Robson was. Not on the pl when football started of course… 80s Robson was incredible."

The Scholes, Lampard or Gerrard debate has raged for over 20 years, with fans split not just on who the greatest midfielder of them all was but also which combination of the two performed better for England.

Sven-Goran Eriksson was unable to fit all three into the same side, often resulting in criticism from supporters when one of them was left out.

The fallout continued even after Scholes' international retirement in 2004, with Gerrard and Lampard failing to work together in a midfielder two for the Three Lions.

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