10 Best Manchester United Players

Who are the 10 best Manchester United Players of all time?

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1Cristiano Ronaldo

I am putting Ronaldo at the top because of his all round ability and blistering pace, the same reason he is superior to Lionel Messi. No player has ever had the ball skills of CR7, and he creates goals for other players while still being able to score in open play with both feet and his head (has Messi got a head? ). And his free kicks defy description. let's not forget he's scored the hat fulls of goals he's gotten as a MIDFIELDER!

I'm a bit surprised that Cantona isn't on the list - he'd be in my top 5 along with Charlton, Robson, and Giggs. The best goalkeeper is Schmeichel, who just shades Van der Sar. I have to list them separately - it's too difficult to try and make comparisons between keepers and open field players.

I've been a United supporter since I was 13 (1966), so I can only judge players that I've seen on a regular basis since then. Do I hear a lot of wailing that Best isn't in my top 5? Yes - he was a great player, but he could be lazy and go missing for ...more

Even SIR ALEX told once that CR7 was better than any other player who had played for the red devils... He s even better than george best bobby charltan david beckham and many more
Better than leo messi in overall ability
So go CR7

Arrogant, Greedy, Distasteful, Soft, and all-around one of the most hated players in the world but he's damn good. Most naturally gifted player United have ever had did well to move to Real Madrid before the loser Red Devils got destroyed this season. The 2nd best player in the world. Messi is the best in the world say what you will you're only deluding yourself in thinking CR7 is better.

He's great but Messi is something you see once in a lifetime. By the way those who keep saying George Best is the greatest ever, maybe in the 50s and 60s but come on the speed of the game during that era must have been atrociously slow, the speed of Brazil's 1970 team by comparison to the speed of the current national squads is like comparing a bicycle to a motorcycle. The game has evolved I am so bold as to say that if they cloned 1958 Pele in his prime and transported him with his skills and capped him with just those skills to the modern 2012 game he wouldn't be able to hang with the ...more

He is the best Sir Alex Ferguson would have found.

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2Ryan Giggs

Gigs is winning his 12th silver ware in the Premier league, under one Manager and a club. He is a true complete legend No1.
You can't tell when he is on form or out Form, MAN you still need him. Come next season he will play the same football.

Giggs has been able to influence every game that he has played since he started playing for Manchester United in 1992 at the age of fourteen. He controls the midfield and rips defenses apart with his passes and runs. Giggs has won a total of 13 Premier League titles under Sir Alex Ferguson. This man is a true legend.

who has made a longer more valuable contribution to a team not crashed his car and set a better example to you or your children as to how conduct ones self? if you can name him then he's a better man than giggsy

Giggs is a loyal servant to the club. - PizzaGuy

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3Wayne Rooney

His name is wayne
Runs as fast as train
His name is wayne
Never leaves red army in pain
His name is wayne
Making his enemies lame!

A great player who utd have still got great things to expect from. From the age of 16 he has shown the world that he is a world class footballer. He is the complete player, he can pass, shoot, head, he's quick and strong and can play in midfield as well (centre or wing). Still got so many records to beat.

Rooney is an unpredicted player rooney scores goals without pity. rooney have disgraced a lot of players in the world today, rooney is truly a world class player

He is the best player ever man utd ever had Wayne Rooney!

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4George Best

Any one that understands football know he was one of the greatest players ever. Ronaldo is closing fast and will possibly overtake him though, but not yet. I haven't seen the full list yet but young Duncan Edwards must be close?

Best player the game has ever seen. Had NI made the world cup just once while he played, his name would always be mentioned before Maradona and Pele.

The fact that George Best isn't number one shows how little people nowadays respect history, only when it comes to how many cups/leagues they've won. The majority of utd fans probably couldn't name me 5 people who died in munich, or maybe even 15 players from 1999 treble

Pele good maradona better george best

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5Bobby Charlton

Charlton being 8th just shows how inaccurate these lists are come on he's the all time leading goal scorer for club and country, as well as the most appearances how can rooney or keane be placed higher its just wrong there great players but there not on the level charlton was. Charlton was one of a handful of englishmen to lift the world cup I'm sorry but this guy should be top 5 of all time not 8th in manchester uniteds list, he's a real LEGEND respected by every fellow professional

He just has to, just has to be number one. Why is he not number one I just don't get it he is the best player ever! He's the best you can't leave him out of the the top 5!

A true Utd Legend & an outstanding ambassador for the Reds. - plmilligan1968

Scored 49 goals in 106 games

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6Eric Cantona

The great player at united ever seen. There is only one king rule English premier league. ERIC 'king' CANTONA.

Eric Cantona helped United win several trophies a United fan's favourite player and worked hard day in day out

It's a real Gladiator of the modern times. There will stay a King of the show still unrivaled.

My favourite Man utd player of all time

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7David Beckham

Beckham is the famest player in football's history, he is the best free-kick taker in the history, the best corner-taker in history, what more do you want?

David beckham David beckham best star red army had nobody better than David beckham

Becks is by far the best player ever to play for Man Utd. Just remember his long-distance shot, his passing, his crossing and his free kicks and VOTE!

He is the best

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8Robin Van Persie

RvP, The Flying Dutchmen, he is an exceptional player and quite frankly one of most entertaining to watch, so glad we snagged him from Arsenal!


Best striker & scorer ever ;D
Can't find anyone more handsome than him :3 haha

Worst player ever

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9Paul Scholes

I wanna see those idiots who voted the ginger prince lower than the rest above him. It's not who's your favorite MUFC player, its who's the best. Nothing beats Scholesy.

"I’m not the best, Paul Scholes is."
Edgar Davids

"My toughest opponent? Scholes of Manchester. He is the complete midfielder. Scholes is undoubtedly the greatest midfielder of his generation."
Zinedine Zidane

“I want to pass like him. Who taught him how to do that? ”


“The player in the Premiership I admire most? Easy... Scholes”

Patrick Viera
And that's coming from a person who hated anything Manchester United. That's what scholes is.

Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs have made their marks in Manchester United history. It's a shame to see Scholes relatively low on this list, considering all he's done for the club, which is the only reason I'm picking him over Giggsy or Cantona. His rockets for shots, pin-point pass and eye for chance creation makes him one of a kind.
He's won the hearts of millions of fans and neumerous of the games greatest players and managers. Sir Alex, Beckham, Pele, Zidane, Guardiola, Messi and Ronaldinho are but a few names of icons to have payed their tributes to this great veteran.
He deserves to be in the to 5 without a doubt, and he would be if not for all the fake fans, or young kids who have never seen him in his prime. How Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and Bryan Robson ended up below Antonio Valencia I do not know!


Pitch Point passing expert

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10Peter Shmeichel

The best goalkeeper in history, and along with van der Saar the standard by which every other Manchester United goalie will be measured. - dinofs

Not even a missile could get past him! if messi faced shmeichel today, he would look as an amateur striker! Simply the best keeper ever!

way better than any player in the world a goalie that scored from play

He is the only keeper I know who scored goals as good as he keeps the ball from goals

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11Ruud Van Nistelrooy

Best finisher of the game. Fans still missing his magic touch in the box. No arrogance but still the best.

Ruudy has the best Man Utd. goal Ratio ever!

Ruud the goal scorer expert who has really helped Manchester United and his very great in foo

He played in Madrid

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12Roy Keane

The most successful captain and midfielder of recent years. He mirrored the style of Bryan Robson. A true leader of men who suffered no fools! - plmilligan1968

Powerhouse midfielder who would've been welcomed into any team with open arms. Could've played in any position. World class!

Roy Keane is the captain's captain of Manchester United. He was the powersteerin engine behind man utd's success. just ask alfe halland. He just said it, as he seen it & spoke his mind. God bless Roy Keane. 16 LEGEND.

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13David de Gea

I think that the best keeper/player ever has to be David De Gea. He has been simply stunning after the early criticism that he received, I HATE MANUTD24

I think he is the best goalkeeper manchester united as ever had

The second best goalkeeper. Helps utd in goal

He's a very good player save utd in many games

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14Nemanja Vidic

Nemanja vidic is great he can stop the greatest of players although he isn't as good as he used to be

Not as good as Peter Schmeichel but still pretty good. 😝 - sebastianE

He put his head everywhere...He have a big heart and Nemanja is the best diffender in the world

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15Dennis Law

The original goal machine. - plmilligan1968

The best ever united player above them all in every way goals per game

16Rio Ferdinand

Can't defend. Really really overrated!

17Edwin van der Sar

He set a record in Manchester United and will remain in the Manchester's history. A true Guru

He remained excellent throughout his whole career.

Probably one of the greatest goal keepers of all time

True legend. Amazing. Is number 1.

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18Angel Di Maria

You are the best

He should be no9

Champion real and man U

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19Ole Gunnar Solskjær

He has won it!

20Javier Hernandez

He Is one of uniteds best strikers so he's obviously In the top

Give him a chance and he'll score, wether it's with his face or whatever but he'll score.

He s good cs he can score, he needs more playing time

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