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 is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus and the Portugal national team.

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 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

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!

The only Man Utd player to win FIFA Player of the Year. Scored 42 goals in 2007-08. Won us a Champions League and three consecutive Premier League. He still respects Man U. He made all the United fans proud. He is the best in the world and may be, the best of all time. He left us to join Real Madrid but we will remember him forever. There will never be another for Man Utd like Ronaldo. We hope he will return

2 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.

Yes Ronaldo (Cristiano) is a talented footballer... But did you know who he was before he came to united? In the current era of talent, they are bound and attracted to big paychecks and flashy lifestyles... For me Uniteds greatest and most well decorated british grown player, to have scored in every season and deserves his place amongst the B O B is Ryan Joseph Wilson, foundly known as Giggsy to red devil faithfuls... This man epitomises the true example of what a footballer should be...

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.

3 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.

Excuse me, but Wayne Rooney should not be at number 3 like it was when I read it. Rooney is such a gifted and talented player, he is a fair man, why on earth shouldn't he be at number 1? Come on guys get football wise! - Duh Kritik

4 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 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!

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 more.

Number 1 for me. I love Charlton and Rooney and all those goals, but this guy has a very impressive record for not being an out n out number 9. George Best is what United is all about. Brilliant this guy and will remain in song and lore forever. His skill and the numbers he put up at his position make him my number 1.

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

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.

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

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

7 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!

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.

Only 2/3 players in the history of football have been able to pass a ball and control a football game like scholes could. (Xavi, Pirlo)

Much better than Lampard,gerrard and beckham put together.Anybody picking an England team with those three in it,and scholes left out,needs sectioning.

8 Peter Shmeichel

Nobody could or never will be able to keep as well as this guy. Some people want to be keepers so they buy loads of books and DVDs to try to work it out, but Shmeichel is just a born shot-stopper

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!

He has been amazing for many teams like man you and Denmark by far the best keeper ever

9 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 more.

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.

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!

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?

10 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 more.

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!

He will return from injury and play like a star on saturday the 7th december 2013 against newcastle.

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.

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

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

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

12 Nemanja Vidic

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

The best player ever!

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

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

13 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.

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!

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.

14 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.

This guy is unnatural when it comes to reaction speed. Not only that, he defies gravity if he has to. He could play for any team out there

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.

Saves the most amazing shots and he never gives up even though his team defense is not perfect.

15 Dennis Law

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.

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.

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

16 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimović 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.

He should be in top 10 and he is here for 2 years, come on vote for the king of bicycle icks

17 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

He is from Norway

18 Edwin van der Sar

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

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

Probably one of the greatest goal keepers of all time

He remained excellent throughout his whole career.

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.

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

A one of the best talent of England, could be if he lives not a single player
In the world match him... RIP

The best player to come from the British Isles, RIP to Edwards and all who died that faitfull night in Munich.

20 Jaap Stam
21 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.

Best defender in the whole of the man utd team

Can't defend. Really really overrated!

22 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

His a great player

23 Michael Carrick

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

24 Angel Di Maria

Angel Dí Maria had 4 goals and 7 assists in his first and last year in Manchester United with new players and a new coach. And they let him go because he had a bad season?!? Bull! I think he did exceptional well for someone who played with people who he just started playing with and a new coach whom had new strategies and different expectations for every new player he got whom all did poorly because LVG can not manage an all-star team!

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

That wing is the through way when he is thare. His speed, dribbling skill, creativity. He is the next manutd big thing

He mostly make mistakes but he dribbles well

25 Paul Pogba Paul Labile Pogba is a French professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester United and the France national team.

Paul Pogba started out his professional career with Manchester United. After a year there he was then transferred to Juventus where he played with some of the best center midfielders of all time and is now arguably the best center mid in the world. He is now back at Manchester United after a record breaking 110 million euro transfer and will continue to be one of the best in the game.

He was a brilliant player. A top mid for man u and if he comes back...he will probably be the best player for man u.MAN U RULES!

I like him, and I will be a fantastic opportunity

Great player he will only become better

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