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Manchester United's Top 50 Players Have Been Ranked, Cristiano Ronaldo Doesn't Make The Top 10

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Manchester United's Top 50 Players Have Been Ranked, Cristiano Ronaldo Doesn't Make The Top 10

Ryan Giggs has been named as the greatest player in the history of Manchester United.

United's top 50 players have been ranked by FourFourTwo, who have named Giggs as the greatest footballer to have called Old Trafford home.

Giggs played his entire professional career at United, where he became one of the most decorated players in the history of the sport.

Giggs has been named the greatest player in Manchester United's history (Image: Alamy)
Giggs has been named the greatest player in Manchester United's history (Image: Alamy)
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He won 13 Premier League titles with United, more than any other player, as well as four FA Cups, three League Cups and the Champions League twice.

In total, he scored 168 goals in 963 games for the Red Devils and is the club's all-time record appearance maker.

He would also briefly serve as the club’s interim manager following the sacking of David Moyes in 2014.

The former Wales captain recently stepped down from his role as manager of his national side as he awaits trial after being accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

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FourFourTwo named club legend Bobby Charlton second on their list behind Giggs.

Charlton scored 249 goals in 758 games during a 17-year spell at United.

Bobby Charlton is second on the list (Image: Alamy)
Bobby Charlton is second on the list (Image: Alamy)

A survivor of the 1958 Munich air disaster, Charlton would play a crucial role in rebuilding the club, going on to win the European Cup a decade later in 1968.

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A member of England's victorious 1966 World Cup squad, Charlton was awarded the Ballon d'Or that same year.

The winner of the award two years later, George Best, has been ranked third on the list.

Widely viewed as one of the greatest players in the history of football, Best scored 179 goals in 470 matches for United.

Another of the sport’s all-time greats, Cristiano Ronaldo, was ranked 12th.

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The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has scored 142 goals in 330 games for United over the course of his two separate spells at the club but has spent the majority of his career outside of England.

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of two current United players in the top 50 (Image: Alamy)
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of two current United players in the top 50 (Image: Alamy)

He is one of only two players in United’s current squad to make the top 50, along with goalkeeper David De Gea. Check out the full rankings below:

50-41: 50. Teddy Sheringham (1997-2001), 49. Harry Gregg (1957-66), 48. Stan Pearson (1936-54), 47. Johnny Carey (1946-53), 46. Jaap Stam (1998-2001), 45. Tony Dunne (1960-73), 44. Brian Kidd (1967-74), 43. Dwight Yorke (1998-2002), 42. Andy Cole (1995-2001), 41. Arthur Albiston (1936-54)

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40-31: 40. Paul Ince (1989-95), 39. Sammy McIlroy (1971-82), 38. Liam 'Billy' Whelan (1953-58), 37. Michael Carrick (2006-2018), 36. Paddy Crerand (1963-1971), 35. Steve Coppell (1975-1983), 34. Paul McGrath (1982-1989), 33. Brian McClair (1987-1998), 32. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (1996-2007), 31. Edwin van der Sar (2005-2011)

30-21: 30. Gary Pallister (1989-1998), 29. Norman Whiteside (1982-1989), 28. Patrice Evra (2006-2014), 27. Steve Bruce (1987-1996), 26. Martin Buchan (1972-1983), 25. Mark Hughes (1980-1986, 1988-1995), 24. Nemanja Vidic (2006-2014), 23. Dennis Viollet (1953-1962), 22. David De Gea (2011-), 21. Nobby Stiles (1960-1971)

20-11: 20. Ruud van Nistelrooy (2001-2006), 19. Bill Foulkes (1950-1970), 18. Denis Irwin (1990-2002), 17. Tommy Taylor (1953-1958), 16. Roger Byrne (1951-1958), 15. Gary Neville (1992-2011), 14. David Beckham (1993-2003), 13. Roy Keane (1993-2005), 12. Cristiano Ronaldo (2003-2009, 2021-), 11. Rio Ferdinand (2002-2014)

10-1: 10. Paul Scholes (1991-2013), 9. Wayne Rooney (2004-2017), 8. Peter Schmeichel (1991-1999), 7. Duncan Edwards (1953-1958), 6. Denis Law (1962-1973), 5. Eric Cantona (1992-1997), 4. Bryan Robson (1981-1994), 3. George Best (1963-1974), 2. Bobby Charlton (1953-1973), 1. Ryan Giggs (1987-2014)

Do you agree with their rankings? Let us know your thoughts.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester United, Football, Premier League, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Gary Neville, Roy Keane, Rio Ferdinand

Rory O'Callaghan
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