Manchester United is undoubtedly one of the biggest clubs in England and even in the world at large. The club is well known for her amazing collection of domestic and international trophies, ranging from the FA cup, EPL title, UEFA cup, FIFA World Club cup, to mention but a few.

That being said, it is worthy to note that United’s success wouldn’t have become a reality if not for the incredible efforts of some outstanding players, some of which are featured in this article.

Below are some of the greatest players to have ever played for The Red Devils:

1. Ryan Joseph Giggs (1987-2014)

Greatest Players to have played for Manchester United

Position: Forward, Midfielder
Nationality: Wales
Number of Trophies won for Man. Utd: 34 [13 EPLs, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, 2 Champions Leagues, 1 European Super Cup, 1 Intercontinental Cup, 1 Fifa Club World Cup and 9 Community Shields]
Total Appearances for Man. Utd: 963
Total Goals scored for Man. Utd: 168
Major Achievements and Honors:
– The most decorated football player in English history
– The only player to have played and scored in every Premier League campaign
– Most Premier League assists [162]
– Fastest Man United goal [15 seconds; vs Southampton, November 1995]
– First person to ever win the PFA Young Player of the Year Award two seasons in a row (1991/92 and 1992/93)
– The only player to have ever played in 19 Champions League campaigns.

2. Sir Robert “Bobby” Charlton (1956-1973)

Sir Bobby Charlton

Position: Midfielder, Forward
Nationality: English
Total Appearances for Man Utd: 758
Total Goals scored for Man Utd: 249
Major Achievements:
– United’s second all-time leading goal scorer [249 goals]
– One of only two Englishmen to win the World Cup and European Cup.
– Man. United’s second most appearances [758]
– One of the only three players named to 4 England World Cup squads

3. Paul Scholes (1991-2013)

Paul Scholes

Position: Midfielder
Nationality: English
Total Appearances for Man. Utd: 718
Total Goals scored for Man. Utd: 155
Major Achievements:
– One of the greatest midfielders of all time
– One of the most decorated players in the football history [25 Trophies]
– One of the players with Highest Premier League titles [10]

4. George Best (1963-1974)

George Best

Position: Midfielder
Nationality: British
Total Appearances for Man. Utd: 470
Total Goals scored for Man. Utd: 179
Major Achievements:
– One-time Ballon d’Or’ winner [1968]
– Winner of FWA Footballer of the Year’ award
– One of the most talented footballers ever

5. Eric Cantona (1992-1997)

Greatest Players to have played for Manchester United

Position: Forward
Nationality: French
Total Appearances for Man. Utd: 185
Total Goals scored for Man. Utd: 82
Major Achievements:
– Premier League 10 Seasons Awards (1992–93 to 2001–02)
– FIFA 100 Greatest Living Footballers: 2004
– Member PFA Team of the Century (1907–2007).

Here are our top 5 greatest players to have played for Manchester United. Do you think someone else should be in the list? Drop your comment below.

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