7. Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney spent 13 years at Manchester United after being signed from Everton in 2004 as an 18-year-old. He became England’s and Manchester United’s top scorer breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s club record goal tally.
A prolific goalscorer, Rooney is a powerful striker of the ball and an accurate finisher, who is capable of scoring goals both inside and outside the penalty area, as well as from volleys.Having made successful partnerships with Ruud van Nistelrooy, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dimitar Berbatov and Robin van Persie, he always contributed to the team.
His consistency in front of goal made him a fixture for the vast majority of his United spell, and it came as no surprise when Louis van Gaal handed him the captaincy in 2014. By the time he returned to Everton in the summer of 2018, he had become the greatest goalscorer in Manchester United history for little more than £100,000 per goal.
6. Paul Scholes
Regarded as the best English midfielder of his generation, a product of the youth system who went on to score 155 goals in 718 appearances. The ginger wizard could pick out a teammate from just about anywhere with his incredible passing range.
Zinedine Zidane called Paul Scholes his toughest opponent, while Pep Guardiola claimed the England man was the best midfielder of his generation. To Sir Bobby Charlton he was “the embodiment of all that I think is best about football”. The raft of huge names from the world of football lining up to praise him says everything about the quality of a player United are arguably still struggling to replace.
5. Duncan Edwards
Duncan Edwards was one of the players who lost his life in the Munich air disaster in 1958,at the age of just 21. Still he did enough to be regarded as one of biggest Man Utd legends.
Had fate dealt Duncan Edwards a different hand, he might well have become the greatest footballer in history. A defensive midfielder with the ability to play anywhere on the football field, Edwards was big, strong, fast, mobile and seemingly destined for greatness. At the age of 21 in 1958, he already had 177 United appearances and 18 England caps to his name.
Duncan Edwards is regarded by Bobby Charlton as the best Manchester United player ever.Bobby Charlton admitted Edwards was “the one player who made me feel inferior”, this just goes to shows how good Edwards was!
4. Dennis Law
Denis Law switched United red for City blue late in his career, but he had already done enough at Old Trafford to secure a place among Man Utd legends. The Scottish forward scored 237 goals for the club between 1962 and 1973.
One-third of ‘Holy Trinity’, Law was one of the icons of a wonderful decade for Manchester United. He was tricky with exceptional ball skills, capable of creating something from nothing to win games.