Five Rangers stars – including one of Steven Gerrard’s current squad – have been named in the Daily Record’s best Scottish Premiership XI of the 21st century.

Ten of the eleven players represented one half of the Old Firm at one stage of their career, with European Cup winner Franck Sauzee the only non-Old Firm star to get the nod.

GLASGOW - APRIL 27: Ronald de Boer of Rangers takes the ball past Neil Lennon of Celtic during the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier League match between Glasgow Rangers and Glasgow Celtic held on April 27, 2003 at the Ibrox Stadium, in Glasgow, Scotland. Celtic won the match 2-1.

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Allan McGregor, Alan Hutton, Arthur Numan, Barry Ferguson, and Ronald de Boer all make the cut, leaving the likes of Gio van Bronckhorst, Mikel Arteta, Lorenzo Amoruso, Carlos Cuellar, Kris Boyd, Jorg Albertz, Dado Prso and Stefan Klos on the sidelines.

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It is hard to argue against any of the Rangers players who have been included, but there are definite cases for the inclusion of some others who have missed out completely.

Seeing some of the names who have made the side just reminds you of some of the sheer quality that has been on show at Ibrox since 2000 with the likes of Numan and de Boer, in particular, two who immediately spring to mind.

 

The Dutch duo were simply outstanding at times – even allowing for de Boer barely getting close to full fitness regularly – and were two of the most talented players to strut their stuff at Ibrox recently.

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WARSAW, POLAND - AUGUST 22: Allan McGregor of Rangers FC in action during the UEFA Europa League Play Off First Leg match between Legia Warsaw and Rangers FC on August 22, 2019 in Warsaw, Poland.

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McGregor taking his place between the sticks just goes to show how important the keeper has been over his two spells with the club and, hopefully, he can continue that for another couple of seasons before hanging up his boots.

The full team is: Allan McGregor, Alan Hutton, Franck Sauzee, Virgil van Dijk, Arthur Numan, Scott Brown, Barry Ferguson, Shunsuke Nakamura, Ronald de Boer, Chris Sutton and Henrik Larsson.

Who do you think should have made the best Scottish Premiership XI since the turn of the century?

 

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