Soccer Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked  

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Whenever you think of soccer, the first team that's likely to come to mind is Manchester United. The club is by far and away the most popular team in the entire world, with a whopping 10 percent of the world's population considering themselves United fans. Founded in 1878, Manchester United is one of the most decorated clubs in all of sport. They've won countless trophies over the years, both domestically and on the European front. That said, they've sported some of the strongest squads and fielded some of the best players to ever wear cleats. Whenever someone players for Manchester Untied, they become instantly popular, but the guys listed here are some of the greatest Red Devils in history. 

Who are the greatest Manchester United players of all time? Any list has to start with George Best and Sir Bobby Charlton. These are two of the most iconic players in club history, and in the case of Best, his incomparable talent dazzled the old First Division like few could. In the Premier League era, players that contributed to United's dominance include legends like David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo. Before Sir Alex Ferguson retired, these players helped contribute to United's 13 league titles under the legendary coach's watch.

This is the list of the best Manchester United players of all time. If you notice someone is missing from this list, feel free to add them. Vote or re-rank this list according to who you think is the greatest Red Devils ever.

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1,038 348
Ryan Giggs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Ryan Giggs Forward, Midfielder

2
799 248
Bobby Charlton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Bobby Charlton Forward, Midfielder

3
1,512 555
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Cristiano Ronaldo Forward, Midfielder

4
1,101 432
George Best is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
George Best Midfielder

5
902 326
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Eric Cantona Forward, Midfielder

6
872 272
Paul Scholes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Paul Scholes Midfielder

7
732 261
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper

8
953 354
Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Wayne Rooney Forward

9
605 249
Roy Keane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Roy Keane Midfielder

10
792 200
David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
David Beckham Midfielder

11
468 193
Edwin van der Sar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Edwin van der Sar Goalkeeper

12
425 201
Denis Law is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Denis Law Forward

13
498 190
Ruud van Nistelrooy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked

14
451 199
Nemanja Vidić is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Nemanja Vidić Defender

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473 177
Rio Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Rio Ferdinand Defender

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496 122
David de Gea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
anonymous999 added David de Gea Goalkeeper

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334 165
Gary Neville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Gary Neville Defender

18
322 191
Ole Gunnar Solskjær is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Ole Gunnar Solskjær Forward, Midfielder

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321 195
Bryan Robson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Bryan Robson Midfielder

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267 179
Andy Cole is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Andy Cole

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280 164
Duncan Edwards is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Duncan Edwards Wing half, Midfielder

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197 158
Dwight Yorke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Dwight Yorke Forward, Midfielder

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231 155
Denis Irwin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Denis Irwin Defender

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190 152
Mark Hughes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Mark Hughes Forward

25
345 179
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked

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261 155
Patrice Evra is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Patrice Evra Defender, Midfielder

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258 161
Jaap Stam is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Jaap Stam Defender

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202 118
Michael Carrick is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
anonymous999 added Michael Carrick Midfielder

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187 139
Teddy Sheringham is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked

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321 197
Zlatan Ibrahimović is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
badoo added Zlatan Ibrahimović Forward

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210 126
Park Ji-Sung is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Andrik Nery added Park Ji-Sung Midfielder

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142 113
Nobby Stiles is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Nobby Stiles Midfielder

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204 149
Paul Pogba is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Andrik Nery added Paul Pogba Midfielder

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156 116
Antonio Valencia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
anonymous999 added Antonio Valencia Forward, Midfielder

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127 122
Paul Ince is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Paul Ince Midfielder

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180 167
Michael Owen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Michael Owen Forward

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110 92
Dimitar Berbatov is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
KaloyanAntonov added Dimitar Berbatov Forward

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109 131
Gary Pallister is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Gary Pallister Defender

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129 129
Steve Bruce is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Steve Bruce Defender

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99 104
Phil Neville is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
anonymous999 added Phil Neville Defender, Midfielder

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106 126
Paul McGrath is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Paul McGrath Defender

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142 116
Juan Mata is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
anonymous999 added Juan Mata Forward, Midfielder

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100 67
Henrik Larsson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Andrik Nery added Henrik Larsson Forward

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111 120
Roger Byrne is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Roger Byrne Defender

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65 44
Sammy McIlroy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
IanHarvey added Sammy McIlroy Forward, Midfielder

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92 100
Bill Foulkes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Bill Foulkes Defender

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79 73
Brian Kidd is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Brian Kidd Forward, Midfielder

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93 100
Norman Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Norman Whiteside Forward, Midfielder

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88 93
Paddy Crerand is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
Paddy Crerand

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108 109
Javier Hernández Balcázar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked
anonymous999 added Javier Hernández Balcázar Forward