There’s no doubt that Manchester United has made its mark on English football history, as any United fan will heartily agree. They’ve had their share of truly exceptional players who are known all over the world – in some cases, their legacy of excellence still continues. So, who are these players, and what makes them the best? Let’s find out.
Some may argue that Cristiano Ronaldo shouldn’t take top place, but most fans would attest to his unequalled prowess. He’s so popular that he has inspired a plethora of football memorabilia, and is often featured in many football-themed games, especially in online slots featuring clubs he has played at. There are many reasons why Ronaldo is at the top, one of which is his ability to score numerous goals – even as an attacking midfielder.
Wayne Rooney was captain of both Manchester United and the English national team during the height of his career, and he went on to become United’s all-time leading scorer having netted 253 times over his 13-year career at Old Trafford. Some say that Wayne Rooney deserves to be in second place due to the fact that he can do everything; he can shoot, pass, head, and play as a midfielder or centre forward.
Here’s another Manchester United player who has had a genuine influence on the game. Giggs is arguably one of United’s best ever players due to his playing style, controlling the midfield and evading opponents with brilliant runs and passes. In his playing career, Giggs won 13 titles in the Premier League and is one of the most decorated players of all time.
A player for both Manchester United and the national team of Northern Ireland, in his time, George Best counts as one of the best players ever; probably best remembered for scoring a total of 6 goals in a single match, particularly since the match was played on such a dreadful surface.
Now known as Sir Robert Charlton, in his day, Bobby Charlton was seen as the best midfielder ever, something that many fans would still confirm. He led England to its win at the World Cup in 1966, and during the same year, he won the Ballon d’Or as well.
Beckham was well known for his many different hairstyles on the field, but he’s still considered one of the best players Manchester United ever had. He had an uncanny ability to ‘bend the ball’ and score from free kicks, as well as being United’s best corner taker.
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