The Red Devils are one of England’s biggest and most successful clubs. From their first league title in 1907, United has produced many great players over the years who went onto win many championships. So, let’s look at the Top 5 Manchester United players of all time.
Ronaldo made his debut in 2003 for Machester United. He was brought at a price of £12.24 million, many criticized Sir Alex for spending that much amount on an unknown youngster. But, later in the coming years, Alex proved everyone wrong and Ronaldo showed his talent at the bigger stage.
In his six years at Old Trafford, he won three Premier League titles, an FA Cup, two League Cups, a Champions League, and the Club World Cup. And in 2008, he won his first Balon d’Or award. He also won the FIFA Player of the Year award.
Ronaldo scored 118 goals in 292 appearances out of which 91 goals came in his final 155 games. In the 2007/08 season, he scored 42 goals in all competitions and played a vital role in Manchester United’s campaign. The next year too, he helped the team win the Premier League.
David Beckham, One of the greatest midfielders of all time. Beckham made his debut at age 17 in 1992. He was well known for his freekicks and corners. He won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League in 1999.
In the final league game of the 1999 season, in a must-win game for United against Tottenham Hotspurs, Beckham scored the equalizer in the last few minutes and as a result, United claimed the league title. He is still the most loved player at Manchester United.
Cantona was widely known for his control over the ball, attitude, and aggression. He made his debut in 1992 for Manchester United. He won four Premier League titles over five years and two League and FA Cup Doubles. Cantona scored 82 goals in 185 matches with Manchester United. Eric Cantona will be always loved by the Red Devils. Cantona was an inaugural inductee into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002, was voted as the best foreign player of the decade in the Premier League.
Wayne Rooney, one of the greatest players to have ever played for Manchester United. The top goalscorer of the club with 253 goals in 559 appearances across all competitions.
Rooney holds the record for most Premier League goals for one club (183), most away goals in the EPL (94), and most seasons scoring double figures in goals (12). He won five Premier Leagues, 2007/08 Champions League, a FIFA Club World Cup, and one Europa League in 2016 with Manchester United.
One of the most decorated footballers in England. Ryan Giggs scored 159 goals in 876 appearances with Manchester United. Most importantly, Giggs was a team player and the numbers do tell a story here. He has made over 1000 assists for the team. He also holds the record for the most capped United player of all time.
Giggs’s top moment at the club surely has to be when he made an outstanding run from the center of the park to beat five players, get the goal and took his team to a victory in the 1999 FA Cup semifinal replay against Arsenal. The Manchester United fans voted him as the greatest Manchester United player ever in their Inside United magazine.