Top 10 Best Manchester United Players

Who are the 10 best Manchester United Players of all time?
The Top Ten
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team.

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus 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 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 large parts of games when everything wasn't going United's way (a la Maradona). And he wouldn't be able to get the ball off my granny! This was the single biggest improvement in CR7's game when under Sir Alex - a willingness to be all over the field and to track back instead of just being a dribbling machine as he was when he arrived at Old Trafford. The loss of Ronaldo was the single biggest factor that led to the break in United's run of titles - the year he left they lost the title by just 1 point but would have won easily if he'd been there to finish some of the chances that went begging that season. And now they'd be on track for an incredible 6 titles in a row in the world's hardest football league. So - I've had my "Ronaldo rave" and I'm sure it's stirred up the "Best brigade". And loving it!

P. S. Get Ronaldo back to Old Trafford where he belongs Sir Alex. He' wasting his time at Real Madrid (just like Beckham did - 1 major trophy in 6 years) and if they won't sell him... more

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

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.

As with Ronaldo he's a bit high on this list. His goal scoring is the stuff of legend as is his United career. I actually have Rooney at 5 and Ronaldo at 8. Of course, Ronaldo could have went on to be much higher. Rooney's red devil record make him worthy of a top 5.

Rooney! Rooney! The one who has un beaten by messi and cr7 the white pele will again be alive for Red Devils and would make them win each and every street. A CHEER FOR white pele or bickyler or wayne mark rooney go rooney go and make Manu again be alive, go.

3 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.

Giggs is beyond comparison whether he is ranked # 1 in the list or not. His dedication to ManU is unparalleled. He is the best example for people switching their careers whether be it sports or jobs.

4 Bobby Charlton Sir Robert "Bobby" Charlton is an English football player, regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time. He was an essential member of the England team that won the World Cup in 1966, the same 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.

5 George Best George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger, spending most of his club career at Manchester United. A highly skillful dribbler, Best is regarded as one of the best players in the history of the sport. He was named European Footballer of the Year in 1968 and came sixth in the FIFA Player of the Century vote. Best received plaudits... read more

Best was the best without a doubt. Rooney not even in the race. Giggs good but not great and Ronaldo, well he is a contender but he will never outshine George Best.
When it comes to the greatest of all time there is only one name. George you were the greatest then, the greatest now and the greatest for all time!

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

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?

6 Eric Cantona

As French, I give my opinion: Cantona was not a exceptional player. Besides, he was not selected for France when France won in the world cup. It has never been decisive when United played in league champion. But his selfishness mixed with his love for Manchester United helped the club began its ascent to the top.
In France team and all club where he played in France, it was not appreciated.
The English league suited him better.
For me, the best player of all time, in Manchester United is Ryan Giggs.

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.

Cantona you are an amazing footballer the best of all time you kicked a lot of people and now in 2016 I watch videos laughing about you kicking them.

7 David Beckham David Robert Joseph Beckham is (born 2 May 1975) is an English former professional footballer, the current president & co-owner of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City.. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain and the England national team, for which he held the appearance record for an outfield player until 2016. He is the first... read more

Insanely underrated really. His fame outside football and his love of his image tended to cast a veil over just how outstanding he was. The original Ronaldo said he could have played for Brazil he was that good. A real golden talent. Snapped up by the best team in the world, Real Madrid, and a central part of their success in the early 2000s. I always recall how his stats on Football Manager 2006 were excellent, especially in the Mental attributes, meaning he was an incredibly intelligent footballer. Watch some of his crosses for Madrid and you'll see this justified.

Beckham is a bit high here but I've seen him way too low on most lists. If he'd have stuck around a few more years without doubt he would be at least here. But he's at 10 or just outside the top 10 for me. But my word was he a naturally gifted player..

Ronaldo sold out, becks was sold out, case of the boss putting his personal feelings above the club, becks would of served utd with glee till until retiring if it wasnt for fergies bad temper in my humble opinion.

8 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!

Um... Well Scholes was the only player (I think alongside Keane) on Football Manager 2006 to have all his stats 10/20 or above, meaning that basically he was the perfect all-round player with no real weaknesses. By that point he was already well into his 30s. Then there's all those quotes from superstars like Zidane and Henry who claim that Scholes is more or less the most wonderful player they've ever seen (check out Internet quotes about Scholes, you'll be shocked.) Then there's that quote from one of the United players who said, "Everyone at this Club knows Scholes is the best player here." Ferguson said that there's only one Paul Scholes and no one in the world can play like him.

So for those reasons Scholes has always been tops for me.

9 Robin van Persie Robin van Persie is a Dutch coach and former professional footballer who played as a striker. Regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation, he is the all-time top scorer for the Netherlands men's national team. He is currently an assistant manager at boyhood club Feyenoord in his first managerial role.

RVP is a fantastic player. They way he scores, his ability to run past dreaded defenders and the way he has been creating crosses. The stuff was all there when he was in Arsenal too. But Manchester gave him much more leeway for his talent to be displayed. A player with great class. Hope this season United gain their former glory!

What? He only played what 3 full seasons? An outstanding scoring record, but wasn't around long enough to be this high. He isn't even the greatest Dutch forward United had. Fantastic few seasons though.

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!

10 Peter Schmeichel Peter Bolesław Schmeichel (18 November 1963) is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and was voted the IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper in 1992 and 1993. He is best remembered for his most successful years at English club Manchester United, whom he captained to the 1999 UEFA Champions League to complete the Treble, and for winning UEFA Euro 1992 with Denmark.

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

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!

Simply the best goal keeper ever in football, immense!

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.

Absolute world beater with United. He would lead my line in an all time United 11.

He is a very great footballer and one of the best actually and I really miss him. I don't have much to say,but his the best footballer I have ever seen

12 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.

Easily top 10. He is quite clearly one of the very very few players who cares for the club and player of the season more times than any other united player.

Just because he made a double save does not mean he is a god,
also United lost to west brom, the league losers with De gea in as starting
goalkeeper. also I would not put De gea in the top goalkeeping spot that belongs to Neuer.

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.

13 Nemanja Vidić

Probably not the best we've ever had but by far the most enjoyable defender to watch. He loved defending and loved a tackle. My favourite defender of all time!

The best player ever!

14 Roy Keane Roy Maurice Keane is an Irish football assistant manager and former professional football player. He is the joint-most successful Irish footballer of all time, having won 19 major trophies, 17 of which came at Manchester United, in his club career.

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.

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.

Arguably our best captain ever. Disappointing how it all ended but Keane was everything you want in a captain and boy would he make sure his team gave everything!

15 Dennis Law

European footballer of the year 1964 was called The King. If you had to pick a player to score a goal to save your life, it would be Denis 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.

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.

16 Zlatan Ibrahimović Zlatan Ibrahimović (3 October 1981) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays for an Italian club AC Milan and the Sweden national team for which he is captain.

Zlatan don't need to score, the ball score itself.
Zlatan don't needs oxygen, oxygen need Zlatan.
Zlatan teach a kid how to run, now that kid name is Usain Bolt.
Zlatan don't need football, football need him.
Zlatan isn't God, God is Zlatan.
Zlatan was believe a guy in the past was nice, now that kid name is Jesus

What a player he is. The way he carries man united is incredible. Him and Paul Pogba have a deadly combination. He will pass Van persie record of 30 goals in a season. Yes he misses chance but at 35 the amount of goals he has scored is brilliant. He won the efl cup with an amazing free kick and scoredin injury time. He is exactly like Eric Cantona

Zlatan is my favorite player in the world. He has probably the best goal ever scored with that bicycle kick.

17 Edwin van der Sar

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

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.

18 Ole Gunnar Solskjær

A dream to have him play as a centre-forward. If only that was now, so we could actually have chance a the title

Best player ever

A great super sub

19 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.

Would easily be top if fate had allowed him to reach his potential. There is a reason everybody who watched him play speaks so highly of him.

Greatest player the world hardly saw. Awesome skills and England international. Much better than Best or Cantona if he had lived.

20 Jaap Stam
21 Gerard Piqué Gerard Piqué Bernabéu is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for FC Barcelona and the Spain national team.

He is the best

22 Rio Ferdinand Rio Gavin Ferdinand is an English former professional footballer who played as a center back, and current television pundit for BT Sport.

One of the best defenders to have played at the club, him & Vidic had an amazing partnership.

Can't defend. Really really overrated!

23 Adnan Januzaj
24 Michael Carrick

Most underrated player to ever wear the shirt. Did all the 'dirty work' that players don't want to do and led the foundation for so much success.

The best performed midfielder of utd of all time carrick steal aback born for utd since his career as utd player we remember him forever for his contribution in 2008 uefa champions cup. live long carrick

If we compare him to a car, it would be Rolls Royce! (c) Sir Alex Ferguson

25 Antonio Valencia

Every time that he is on the pitch, does a great job, fast, strong and smart...

Fastest player in the world in 2013 (source: FIFA study). Google it.

Some right back. Gets a lot of assists

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