The Best Manchester United Players of All Time

 Manchester United is one of the World's most successful and widely popular clubs in the world and they have had an uncountable number of great players who have graced the club in different eras. Manchester United presently one of the richest football clubs, was founded in the year 1878 and the club presently competes in the Premier League with Old Trafford being the name of the stadium. 

Manchester United is the most successful club in England as they have won a total of 66 Trophies since the creation of the club. 

The club has won 20 Premier League titles, 12 FA Cups, 5 Football League Cup, 21 Community shield, 3 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Cup Winner's Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup , 1 UEFA Super Cup and 1 intercontinental cup. 

Thanks to dozens of World class players who brought additional popularity to the club over time, their trophy cabinet is full and made up of various trophies that any football club might want to achieve. 

Manchester United is referred to as the Red Devils and since the history of the club, they have been host to many great players and in this article, we bring to you a list of the Best Manchester United players ever

The Best Manchester United Players of All Time

So stick on to this article and discover the listing of the best ever Manchester United Players and it is of no doubt that you may probably know some and the others you may have surely just heard about them. 

Greatest Manchester United Players of All Time 

So stick on to this article and discover the listing of the best ever Manchester United Players and it is of no doubt that you may probably know some and the others you may have surely just heard about them. 

Sir Bobby Charlton

Let us begin out list of the best ever Manchester United players with Sir Bobby Charlton who is a 83 years retired English footballer that was born in the year 1937. Sir Bobby started his Manchester United life at the age of 16 years old when he joined the Manchester United youth team then after spending 3 years with the youth team, he started a glorious career in with Manchester United.

Sir Bobby Charlton represented the Red Devils for the majority of his career, playing a total of 758 games for the club and this makes him the second player with the highest number of appearances for the club. Charlton spend as long as 17 years with Manchester United and in that length of time, he heloed the club win 9 trophies including 3 League titles and 1 European Championship. 

With the 758 appearances that he made for Manchester United, he netted close to 250 goals for the club and aside from the number of goals that he scored for the club, he also has significant number of individual honors at the club. 

Charlton after winning both the World Cup and the tournament of Ball, he also won the Ballon d'or that same year. 

Eric Cantona 

Here comes the one and only French man on the list of the best ever Manchester United players of all time. Eric Cantona is a great and widely known player that excited and amazed the world of football with his wonderful talent. He was born in the year 1996 in Marseille, and he started playing at the age of 14 years and after just 3 years, he started a senior career in Auxerre. 

Aside from Auxerre, he also played for numerous other French clubs such as Marseille, Bordeaux, Montpelier and Nimes Olympique before an offer from Leeds United brought him to England. 

During his time at Leeds, he was part of the team that won the final Football League First division title before it was replaced by the Premier League as the top flight of English football. Eric Cantona began his very first Premier League season with Leeds United before he then joined Manchester United on 26 November 1992 for a fee of 1.2 million pounds. 

He represented the Red Devils for 5 seasons and made a total of 185 appearances for them, scoring 82 goals for Manchester United. In his 5 seasons of stay with the club, he won the Premier League title 4 times and this is surely the most prominent aspect of his career with Manchester United. 

As individual honors, Eric Cantona was placed 3rd in the 1993 Ballon d'or nominees, he was 2 times Premier League top assists provider, named PFA Player's Player of the year in the year 1994 and FWA Footballer of the year in the 1996. 

After retiring from football, Eric Cantona pusued a career as an actor and has already played different roles in more than 25 films. 

Peter Schmeichel 

Here comes the only goalkeeper that paved his way into this list of the greatest ever Manchester United players in the history of the club. This is a Danish goalkeeper that was born in the year 1963 and played in the position of a goalkeeper during his football career. 

This goalkeeper spent his youth career and started his senior career in his own country Danemark where he won 4 Danish 1st division championships before moving to England to play for Manchester United in the year 1991. 

At Manchester United, he spent the majority part of his career making a total of close to 400 appearances for the Red Devils. Peter Schmeichel won the Premier League 5 times and in his last season with the Red devils, he was part of the treble winner team that won the Premier League, FA Cup and the Champions League in the year 1999. 

The goalkeeper also won the UEFA European Championship with his national team in the year 1992 and was named the Danish player of the year and the UEFA goal keeper of the year, both thrice during his career between the sticks. 

The Best Manchester United Players of All Time

Peter Schmeichel's son is known as Kasper Schmeichel and actually plays in the Premier League as a goalkeeper too for the club Leicester City. 

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Ryan Giggs 

Ryan Joseph Giggs is  of no doubt one of the best Manchester United players of all time and he is actually the player with the most number if appearances for Manchester United. He started his youth career with Manchester City but after 2 years, he joined Manchester United  and about 3 years afterward, that was in the year 1990, he started his senior career with Manchester United at the early age of 17 years and went on to establish himself as one of the greatest ever Manchester United player. 

Ryan Giggs was a one club player as he spent the whole of his professional career playing for the Premier League club Manchester United. He represented Manchester United for 24 years during which he made a total of 963 appearances, scoring 163 goals for Manchester United and winning numerous trophies. Ryan Giggs actually has won 13 Premier League titles and this is a League record which has not yet been broken and seem almost unbreakable. 

Ryan Giggs holds numerous Premier League record to his name such as being the only player who have played in 22 consecutive Premier League seasons, he only player who have scored in 21 consecutive Premier League seasons, the only player to have scored in 17 different Champions League tournaments. 

The legendary player Ryan Giggs has provided a total of 162 assists in his 632 Premier League appearances which is another of his record for him. 

Wayne Rooney 

Next on our list is the popularly known outstanding player Wayne Rooney. Wayne Rooney is currently the manager and player at Derby County. Wayne Rooney started his youth career with the English club Everton where he made 6 year with the youth team and 2 years with Everton's senior team before he caugth Sir Alex Ferguson's attension who then decided to bring him to Manchester United.

He went to Old Trafford in the the year 2004 when he was 19 years old and he went on to establish himself as one of the best Manchester United players of all time. During his 13 years of stay with Manchester United, he scored 253 goals and is actually holds the record of the all time top scorer for Manchester United

During his 13 seasons of stay with Manchester United, Rooney help the Red devils to win 5 Premier League titles, 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 Europa League, 1 FIFA Club World Cup and many other trophies. 

As individual honors, Wayne Rooney won the Golden boy award in the year 2004, Premier League player of the season 2009-10, 2008 FIFA Club World Cup golden Ball and 2019 MLS All -Star. Rooney also the most Premier League goals scored for a single club-183 goals for Manchester United, Most Premier League away goals- 94 goals, and also most Premier League seasons reaching double figures in goals - 12 seasons. 

The Best Manchester United Players of All Time

Paul Scholes 

The last but not the least on our list is Paul Sholes who just like Eric Cantona, he was a one club player who spend his 22 years of career playing for Manchester United and actually stands as the 3rd most capped player for Manchester United with a total of 718 appearances. 

Paul Scholes spent the whole of his football career at Manchester United and never departed from the club even though he had interesting offers from big clubs in Europe. 

He made a total of 718 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions and scored 155 goals for them, During his stay at the club, he won many trophies including 11 Premier League titles and 2 Champions League titles.