Top 10 Manchester United Players

Manchester United are one of the most famous and successful football clubs in the world. Boasting a rich history filled with legendary players. From our early days to the modern era, many footballers have donned the iconic red jersey. These Manchester United players have left an indelible mark on the club and its fans.

During the summer off season, instead of making up fake transfer news. We celebrate the top 10 Manchester United players who have significantly contributed to the club’s success over the years. Make sure you follow us on Tiktok to see some clips of these amazing Manchester United players.

1. Sir Bobby Charlton 1956-1973

Sir Bobby Charlton is a name synonymous with Manchester United. A survivor of the Munich air disaster, Charlton played a crucial role in the club’s recovery and success in the 1960s. Known for his powerful shots and incredible vision, Charlton led United to their first European Cup in 1968 and won the Ballon d’Or in 1966 having helped England win the World Cup. Charlton played 758 times for United making him second in the all time appearances record for Manchester United players. During this time he scored 249 goals and won the league title three times, the FA Cup once and the European Cup.

2. George Best 1963-1974

George Best, often referred to as the “fifth Beatle,” dazzled fans with his dribbling skills and flair. His ability to mesmerise defenders and score breathtaking goals made him one of the greatest players of his era. Best’s contribution helped United secure the 1968 European Cup, and he was awarded the Ballon d’Or the same year. Best played for Manchester United 470 times, scoring 179 goals in the process. His legend lives on, with fans still singing his song throughout Old Trafford to this day.

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3. Eric Cantona 1992-1997

Eric Cantona’s arrival at Manchester United in 1992 marked the beginning of a new era for Manchester United players alike. His charisma, creativity, and leadership on the pitch inspired a young team to dominate English football. Cantona’s influence was pivotal in United winning four Premier League titles in five years, cementing his status as a club legend. With his number 7 shirt, collar as stiffly upright as if it had been starched, that imperious look, theatrical swagger and poise, Eric Cantona was born to play for Manchester United.

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4. Ryan Giggs 1991-2014

Ryan Giggs’ career at Manchester United is unparalleled. Making his debut in 1991, Giggs played for the club until 2014, amassing a record 963 appearances. Known for his pace, dribbling, and longevity, Giggs won 13 Premier League titles, making him one of the most decorated players in football history. The only player to have scored in the first 21 seasons of the Premier League. When he hung up his boots in 2014, Giggs had appeared in 22 seasons in the Premier League. A record we can safely assume will never be broken.

5. Paul Scholes 1994-2013 / 2012-2013

Paul Scholes, a product of United’s famed youth academy, was the midfield maestro of his generation. Renowned for his passing accuracy, vision, and ability to score from distance, Scholes played a vital role in United’s success during his career, which included 11 Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies. Some of the biggest names in World football including Zinedine Zidane, Lionel Messi, Xavi, Patrick Vieira and Ronaldinho have all commented at how good the ginger midfielder was to play against. Scholes is regarded as one of the best and most complete midfielders of his generation by Manchester United players, his peers and experts in the football world.

6. Cristiano Ronaldo 2003-2009 / 2021-2022

Cristiano Ronaldo’s time at Manchester United was marked by phenomenal success and growth. Joining as a promising teenager, Ronaldo developed into one of the best players in the world. His incredible speed, skill, and goal-scoring ability helped United win three Premier League titles and the Champions League in 2008. Ronaldo left to join Real Madrid in 2009 before eventually returning to the club in 2021 for a short controversial stint at Old Trafford that ended in a disappointing television interview with Piers Morgan.

7. Roy Keane 1993-2006

Roy Keane was the heartbeat of Manchester United’s midfield during his tenure from 1993 to 2005. His leadership, tenacity, and uncompromising style made him a formidable presence. Keane’s influence was crucial in United’s treble-winning season of 1998-99 and beyond, where he won seven Premier League titles. His legendary status is evident as fans continue to sing his song at Old Trafford to this day.

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8. Denis Law 1962-1973

Denis Law, known as “The King,” was a prolific striker for Manchester United in the 1960s. With an incredible goal-scoring record, Law’s contributions were vital in United’s domestic and European success. He won the Ballon d’Or in 1964, highlighting his status as one of the greatest forwards of his time.

9. Wayne Rooney 2004-2017

Wayne Rooney, United’s all-time leading goal scorer, had a stellar career at the club. Joining in 2004, Rooney’s versatility, strength, and goal-scoring prowess made him a key player for over a decade. His 253 goals helped United secure five Premier League titles and a Champions League victory in 2008. His legendary status is confirmed by fans who, to this day, still sing his song throughout Old Trafford.

10. Peter Schmeichel 1991-1999

Peter Schmeichel, regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in football history, was a cornerstone of Manchester United’s defence in the 1990s. Known for his loud commanding presence and incredible shot-stopping ability, the Dane played a crucial role in United’s 1999 treble-winning season and won five Premier League titles. Anyone who is not aware of how good Schmeichel was just needs to watch some videos on Youtube to see the tremendous saves he made in his career at Old Trafford.

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