Manchester United All time Greatest Players
Manchester United Legends
Ryan Giggs closed one chapter of his football career – the epic, decades-spanning story of him as a player – on the same day he started a new one, as Manchester United’s new assistant manager.
|Born:||29 Nov 1973|
|Signed:||09 Jul 1990|
|Debut:||02 Mar 1991 v Everton (H) League|
Sir Bobby Charlton
Nobody embodies the values of Manchester United better than Sir Bobby Charlton. Having survived the trauma of Munich aged just 20, he played as if every game was for his fallen colleagues, recovering from his injuries to reach the pinnacle for both club and country. In a 17-year playing career with United, he played 758 games and scored 249 goals – still a club record as of 30 March 2016.
|Born:||11 Oct 1937|
|Signed:||01 Jun 1953|
|Debut:||6 Oct 1956 v Charlton (H) League|
|Left United:||01 May 1973|
You must have a rare and special football talent to impress the great Sir Bobby Charlton. The United legend summed up Paul Scholes perfectly: “He’s always so in control and pinpoint accurate with his passing – a beautiful player to watch.”
|Born:||16 Nov 1974|
|Signed:||08 Jul 1991|
|Debut:||21 Sep 1994 v Port Vale (A) League Cup|
|Left United:||19 May 2013|
Gary Neville called time on an illustrious playing career on 2 February 2011, almost 20 years after making his debut for United.
|Born:||18 Feb 1975|
|Signed:||08 Jul 1991|
|Debut:||16 Sep 1992 v Torpedo Moscow (H) UEFA Cup|
|Left United:||02 Feb 2011|
Wayne Rooney is Manchester United’s all-time leading scorer and the only player to have scored 250 goals for the Reds, a milestone he reached when he broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s long-standing record in January 2017.
|Born:||24 Oct 1985|
|Signed:||31 Aug 2004|
|Debut:||28 Sept 2004 v Fenerbahce (H)|
|Left United:||June 2017|
“If I’d been born ugly, you’d never have heard of Pelé.” Many a true word is spoken in jest, and few would argue that George Best was the most naturally gifted footballer Britain has produced.
|Born:||22 May 1946|
|Signed:||22 May 1963|
|Debut:||14 Sept 1963 v West Brom (H) League|
|Left United:||02 Jan 1974|
They say the only way is down after you leave United, but few players move to a club like Barcelona, and fewer yet return to Old Trafford for a second even more successful spell with the Reds. Mark Hughes made a habit of doing things his own way throughout a brilliant career.
|Born:||01 Nov 1963|
|Signed:||01 Jun 1980|
|Debut:||30 Nov 1983 v Oxford Utd (A) League Cup|
|Left United:||31 May 1995|
One of Manchester United’s few true stars between the wars, Joe Spence’s scintillating wing play made “Give it to Joe” the most regularly aired terrace chant during his 14 years at Old Trafford. Indeed, such was his stature in football, he was known locally as ‘Mr Soccer’.
|Born:||15 Dec 1898|
|Signed:||01 Mar 1919|
|Debut:||30 Aug 1919 v Derby County (A) League|
|Left United:||01 Jun 1933|
April 30, 2017