The European governing body revealed their XI of 2019 as voted by fans on Wednesday.
A second tweeted: "You've changed the formation to 4-2-4 just to fit Ronaldo in".
Liverpool capped off a fine year by having: Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Sadio Mané and Andrew Robertson nominated, while Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne was also included in the starting XI.
The line-up, saw Cristiano Ronaldo pair with Robert Lewandowski on the front.More news: Dow closes above 29000 after China and U.S. sign trade truce
Five-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo joined Barcelona's Messi, Liverpool's Mane and Bayern Munich's Lewandowski in the UEFA Team of the Year's frontline, while Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne paired with Barca's Frenkie de Jong in midfield. The Egyptian winger shared the Premier League Golden Boot alongside teammate Mane and also scored the opening goal in the Champions League final victory against Spurs.
The player to miss out in this case, according to the aforementioned source was N'Golo Kanté, who was the third most voted CM.
However, a spokesperson for UEFA attempted to explain the scandalous decision.More news: Bernie Sanders-Elizabeth Warren audio revealed on CNN's 'Anderson Cooper 360'
"The formation for this year's Team of the Year was chosen to reflect the votes of the fans in parallel with the players' achievements in UEFA competitions", a UEFA spokesman is reported to have said.
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo was included for a record 14th time after helping Portugal to win the inaugural edition of the UEFA Nations League.
The official UEFA social media accounts announced the 11 names that made the teamsheet for 2019, with Champions League winners Liverpool dominating the list with five additions. It was a notable change from last year's team, which was a much more conventional 4-3-3 formation.More news: Global PC market records positive growth for the first time since 2011