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To celebrate the launch of Manchester United's opus, a list of the 50 greatest players to play for the club was compiled by sports analysts around the country.
Those in bold are the players in the current squad.There's 6 altogether.

Below is the list:

50 Teddy Sheringham 1997-2001 Forward
49 Johnny Berry 1951-1958 Defender
48 Rio Ferdinand 2002-Present Defender
47 Harry Gregg 1957-1967 Goalkeeper
46 Kevin Moran 1978-1988 Defender
45 Jaap Stam 1998-2001 Defender
44 Shay Brennan 1957-1970 Defender
43 Sammy McIlroy 1971-1982 Midfielder
42 Dwight Yorke 1998-2002 Forward
41 Andrew Cole 1995-2001 Forward
40 Jimmy Delaney 1946-1950 Midfielder
39 David Beckham 1993-2003 Midfielder
38 Arthur Albiston 1974-1988 Defender
37 Paul Ince 1989–1995 Midfielder
36 Paul McGrath 1982-1989 Defender
35 Lou Macari 1973-1984 Midfielder
34 Tony Dunne 1960-1973 Defender
33 Gary Pallister 1989-1998 Defender
32 Brian McClair 1987-1998 Forward
31 Eddie Colman 1953-1958 Midfielder
30 Alex Stepney 1966-1979 Goalkeeper
29 Norman Whiteside 1981-1989 Midfielder
28 Steve Coppell 1975-1983 Midfielder
27 Brian Kidd 1966-1974 Forward
26 Martin Buchan 1972-1983 Defender
25 Liam Whelan 1953-1958 Forward
24 Steve Bruce 1987-1996 Defender
23 Tommy Taylor 1953-1958 Forward
22 Roger Byrne 1949-1955 Forward
21 Pat Crerand 1963-1971 Defender
20 Denis Irwin 1990-2002 Defender
19 Wayne Rooney 2004-Present Forward
18 Cristiano Ronaldo 2003-Present Midfielder
17 Dennis Viollet 1950-1962 Forward
16 Nobby Stiles 1959-1971 Defender
15 Ruud van Nistelrooy 2001-2006 Forward
14 Mark Hughes 1980-1986 & 1988-1995 Forward
13 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 1996-2007 Forward
12 Bill Foulkes 1951-1970 Defender
11 Gary Neville 1993-Present Defender
10 Paul Scholes 1993-Present Midfielder
9 Ryan Giggs 1990-Present Midfielder
8 Peter Schmeichel 1991-1999 Goalkeeper
7 Éric Cantona 1992-1997 Forward
6 Bryan Robson 1981-1994 Midfielder
5 Denis Law 1962-1973 Forward
4 Duncan Edwards 1952-1958 Defender
3 Roy Keane 1993-2005 Midfielder
2 George Best 1963-1974 Midfielder
1)Sir Bobby Charlton 1954-1973 Midfielder
 

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Seems like an accurate enough list Id have to say. The top 10 would be about right for me as well, except I would bump Cantona up to 5th.
 

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Jazz 16 said:
Seems like an accurate enough list Id have to say. The top 10 would be about right for me as well, except I would bump Cantona up to 5th.
I supposed the main reason why Cantona didn't make it any higher than 7th place is cos' of the number of years he has played for Manchester United. Take a look @ the number of years the rest of the players in top 10 has don the United shirt. All are more than 10 years,isn't it? Except for Duncan Edwards(obvious reason),Cantona only strut his stuff @ Old Trafford for five seasons overall. Including the fact that he has an 8-month ban. If he has played for United like the rest of the players like Sir Bobby Charlton(most appearances & goals),George Best(European Footballer of the year 1968),or Roy Keane(captain of United for 9 years),I think he may get into the top 3.
 

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Thats true but he made such an impact at United. He was the catylst to winning all those trophies. He inspired all around him, especially the kids(Bex, Giggs, Scholes etc) who all looked up to him and tried to emulate him by working hard in training etc.
Cantona was the missing ingredient for that famous team that went on and destroyed all and sundry. I know Law won European player of the year and Robson was a hero for United as well as being the most complete midfielder of his generation, but Id still have king Eric up in 5th :)
 

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Where's number 14? lol

Beckham at 39 is ridiculous...should be top 20, and Duncan Edwards would be number 1 by a coutnry mile from what I've heard, if he hadn't sadly passed away..
 

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Where's number 14? lol

Beckham at 39 is ridiculous...should be top 20, and Duncan Edwards would be number 1 by a coutnry mile from what I've heard, if he hadn't sadly passed away..
Sorry,I think I made a mistake. But i hve already edited it. Mark Hughes comes in @ number 14.:)
 

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Jazz 16 said:
Seems like an accurate enough list Id have to say. The top 10 would be about right for me as well, except I would bump Cantona up to 5th.
I'd go with that. So Jazz can relax now ;)
 

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charles said:
They obviously did not see the great DUNCAN EDWARDS play,thats all I am saying.
.................I did.
You did? He died back in year 1958,February.............i suppose u r 50+ @ the very least? :rolleyes: :D
 

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You did? He died back in year 1958,February.............i suppose u r 50+ @ the very least? :rolleyes: :D
He did actually. Do you not think older people are able to use the internet or be allowed to talk about their team :rolleyes:
Not everyone is 14 you know.
 

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Aye, t'old people know how ta use t'interweb :D

In fact, according to a recent study over 50% of people over 50 use the Internet and over 25% of people over 65. :p
 

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Jazz 16 said:
He did actually. Do you not think older people are able to use the internet or be allowed to talk about their team :rolleyes:
Not everyone is 14 you know.
Of cos' they can! U can see clearly that I'm only jokin' bout' that matter right? Hey come'on,take it easy mate,relax...........just take it easy;)
 
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