3. George Best
Scored 179 goals in 470 appearances and earned nickname of ‘El Beatle’ after performance against Benfica aged just 19 in 1966. One third of United’s so-called Holy Trinity alongside Denis Law and Bobby Charlton.
The winger was electric on the pitch, scoring the types of goals fans had never seen before. Regarded as one of the greatest dribblers in the history of the sport, his playing style combined pace, skill, balance, feints, two-footedness, goalscoring and the ability to beat defenders. He had everything a footballer could want.
In 1968, he won the European Cup with Manchester United. As a result he was named the European Footballer of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year. Undoubtedly one of the best Manchester United players ever.
2. Ryan Giggs
Giggs started as a fearless winger with pace to burn and ended almost a quarter of a century later. He was a midfield mainstay, a leader and now a manager in the making. Giggs is Undoubtedly one of the best Manchester United players ever.
Ryan Giggs won a record 34 trophies including 13 Premier League titles. He is the most decorated footballer in English history, with 168 goals in 963 appearances. A true Manchester United legend.
1. Bobby Charlton
No.1 in our list of ‘best Manchester United players ever’ is Bobby Charlton.
Just 16 months after making his United debut Bobby Charlton lost eight of his team-mates in the Munich air tragedy, an experience that he still thinks about every single day. Yet he still went on to score 249 goals in 758 appearances for the club which now goes hand in hand with his name.
During 17 years of devoted service playing for the Red Devils, Charlton won three league titles and an European Cup. This Man Utd legend is also part of the ‘Holy Trinity’.