10 Best Manchester United Players

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

The Top Ten

1 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.

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

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

I've seen all these guys over the years and Ronnie is just on a different planet. Before Ronaldo Best and Cantona were No. 1 but not now. CR7 will be back one day he is a true red legend. The worst of it is he is getting better so Real could end up getting his best years. And YES he is better than messi who has the whole spanish team (world champs) supplying him every week

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2 Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney Wayne Mark Rooney is an English professional footballer who plays for and captains both Manchester United and the England national team.

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

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3 Ryan Giggs Ryan Giggs Ryan Joseph Giggs is a Welsh football coach and former player who is currently the assistant manager at Manchester United and co-owner of Salford City.

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.

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.

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

He should be one or two.
i'm a man city fan but he destroyed everyone when he played.

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4 George Best George Best George Best was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team.

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

The most silky smooth Rolls Royce of a player to ever wear boots, Imagine how good he would be on today's pitches, today's fitness regimes, and a mentor like Sir Alex. The BABIES playing today would be put to shame.

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5 Bobby Charlton Bobby Charlton Sir Robert "Bobby" Charlton is an English former football player, regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, and an essential member of the England team who won the World Cup in 1966, the year he also won the Ballon d'Or.

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

Charlton has to be the greatest Manchester United player of all time. Most goals ever scored by a united player, and was crucial in seeling United as a superpower in the 60's. Was a perfect attacking midfield, that was strong, could dribble and a powerful finishing ability. By far the best.

Number 2 who could actually be number 1. What can you say about him that hasn't been said already? Quite possibly the most complete footballer the world has ever seen. You can't have a Man United mount Rushmore without Sir Bobby Charlton on it front and center. He is Man United.

HE WON THE WORLD CUP

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6 Eric Cantona

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

Cantona is top 5 for me. His quality was out of this world. His work ethic and determination were unmatched. The sheer grit made him a United legend, but his skill and performances solidified that.

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

He was a lot of fun.

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7 David Beckham David 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?

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!

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

I think he should be 1st by far

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8 Robin Van Persie Robin Van Persie Dutch footballer from Rotterdam born on August 6 1983. Currently plays for the Turkish club Fenerbahçe S.K and The Netherlands national football team as the number 11. Robin Van Persie is known for playing for Arsenal and Manchester United, though his most notable goal was his header against Spain ...read more.

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!

VAN PERSIE! SCORED 30 GOALS ALREADY!

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

My favourite player of all time rvp is god of football

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9 Paul Scholes

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!

ALL OF THE SPECIALLY BEST RONALDO GIGGS SCMICHEL CANTONA AND... BUT I LIKE PAUL THE MOST CAUSE I LIKE HIS PASSES.

He is one of the best passers for manu. He can drift the ball from side to side of pitch. Rooney is becoming like him.

The most complete midfielder we've ever had. could have been the best no. 10 in History

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10 Peter Shmeichel

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

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

He's just simply the best

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The Newcomers

? Denis Irwin
? Sergio Romero Sergio Romero Sergio Germán Romero is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for English club Manchester United and the Argentina national team.

The Contenders

11 Ruud 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

Goal scorer machine

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12 Nemanja Vidic

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

The best player ever!

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

Nemanja ooo, Nemanja ooo, he comes from Serbia, he'll ' murder ya!

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13 Roy Keane Roy Keane

Most have him in the top 10 and rightfully so. He was one hell of a leader and really had the ability to control any match. He was hard nosed and worked his tail off every match. He had a fear factor about him. Other clubs were always aware of where Roy was on the pitch. Brilliant player and as tough as they come.

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

Leader of men who forced the best out of the players around him. Even if Keane wasn't having the best match he demanded the best of everyone else and pushed them to their limits.

A leader a game changer

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14 David de Gea David de Gea David de Gea Quintana is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for English club Manchester United and the Spain national team.

Dude this guy should be in second. He's so amazing the way he jumps the way he just looks at the ball and then just punches it its amazing he is the only reason Manchester United is at its spot as a team come on people vote De Gea and make England great again.

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

Maybe a bit too soon for this spot, but if he stays with United another 5 to 8 seasons? He has the potential to be the best ever.

He is the best

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15 Dennis Law

14? It's hard not to put him in the top 5 let alone the top 10. He was the goal machine of his time. He was such a pure finisher.

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

My greatest Man U player of all time. You only had to ask George Best, Bobby Charlton and Sir Alex Ferguson. Goals per game -he was matchless and more exciting to watch than all the rest.

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16 Angel Di Maria Angel Di Maria

What? Di maria is a fine player, but his year at old Trafford was a waste for everyone including him.

This guy is rubbish

Why you leave man utd

He's AMAZING!

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17 Edwin van der Sar Edwin 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

He is one of the best goalkeepers for man united. He should be close to the top.

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18 Ole Gunnar Solskjær

He has won it!

Best player ever

He was a AWESOME player on Man Utd

Best scandinavian player ever

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19 Rio Ferdinand Rio Ferdinand

Can't defend. Really really overrated!

20 Duncan Edwards

A powerhouse who could really play in any position. His career was tragically cut short after dying from his injuries sustained in the Munich Air Crash. Duncan is a legend at Utd. - plmilligan1968

Anybody who has any knowledge of football history or of a certain age will know and say this guy was the most talented footballer to ever grace old trafford, and if he had lived the possibly the greatest the world would ever seen

The greatest united player ever. RIP

Sea Taylor, Marcus Dupree, Len Bias... Duncan Edwards. would have been the greatest

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