Ranked! The 50 best Manchester United players ever

best Manchester United players ever: David Beckham and Gary Neville celebrating, Manchester United vs Juventus
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Any list of the best Manchester United players of all time is bound to be subjective. It’s impossible to compare across eras for one thing, and we all have a tendency to favour players who stand out in our personal memories for whatever reason. And of course acclaiming individuals in the ultimate team sport is always going to be hostage to the fortunes of the team at the time. 

How do we weigh achievements against performances during a less successful period for the club? Should longevity and being a one-club man be a major factor? Do we look beyond appearances and goal-scoring records to consider a player’s impact at the club, no matter how short-lived?

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