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The 50 Greatest Manchester United Players Of All Time Have Been Named & Ranked In Controversial List

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The 50 Greatest Manchester United Players Of All Time Have Been Named & Ranked In Controversial List

Manchester United's greatest players of all time have been ranked - with Ryan Giggs coming out on top.

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The Red Devils are one of English football's most successful teams and have won the league 20 times in their history.

A host of legends have stepped foot on the Old Trafford turf, but the Manchester Evening News believe none compare to Giggs.

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Making his debut in 1991, Giggs spent the next 23 years with United and became their record appearance maker with 963 games.

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He was part of the Class Of 92 alongside Gary Neville, David Beckham and Paul Scholes, who are all also featured in the top 50.

Giggs sneaks in ahead of George Best and Bobby Charlton and the rest of the top five is made up by Denis Law and Scholes.

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Check out the entire top 50 below.

50. David Herd (1961-68)

49. Teddy Sheringham (1997-2001)

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48. George Wall (1906-1915)

47. Stan Pearson (1935-1954)

46. Harry Gregg (1957-1966)

45. Paddy Crerand (1963-1971)

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44. Jaap Stam (1998-2001)

43. Paul Ince (1989-1995)

42. Dwight Yorke (1998-2002)

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41. Billy Meredith (1906-1921)

40. Johnny Carey (1936-1953)

39. Brian Kidd (1967-1974)

38. Brian McClair (1987-1998)

37. Arthur Albiston (1974-1988)

36. Michael Carrick (2006-2018)

35. Sammy McIlroy (1971-1982)

34. Andy Cole (1995-2001)

33. Alex Stepney (1966-1978)

32. Edwin van der Sar (2005-2011)

31. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (1996-2007)

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30. Gary Pallister (1989-1998)

29. Nobby Stiles (1960-1971)

28. Norman Whiteside (1982-1989)

27. Steve Bruce (1987-1996)

26. Martin Buchan (1972-1983)

25. Mark Hughes (1980-1986, 1988-1995)

24. Dennis Viollet (1953-1962)

23. Nemanja Vidic (2006-2014)

22. Ruud van Nistelrooy (2001-2006)

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21. Jack Rowley (1937-54)

20. Bill Foulkes (1950-1970)

19. Denis Irwin (1990-2002)

18. David Beckham (1993-2003)

17. Rio Ferdinand (2002-2014)

16. Tommy Taylor (1953-1958)

15. Roger Byrne (1951-1958)

14. David de Gea (2011-present)

13. Gary Neville (1992-2011)

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12. Peter Schmeichel (1991-1999)

11. Bryan Robson (1981-1994)

10. Roy Keane (1993-2005)

9. Cristiano Ronaldo (2003-2009, 2021-present)

8. Wayne Rooney (2004-2017)

7. Eric Cantona (1992-1997)

6. Duncan Edwards (1953-58)

5. Paul Scholes (1993-2011, 2012-2013)

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4. Denis Law (1962-1973)

3. Bobby Charlton (1956-1973)

2. George Best (1963-1974)

1. Ryan Giggs (1987-2014)

Who do you think is the greatest Manchester United player ever?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Football, Manchester United, Premier League, England

Daniel Marland
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