Manchester United have had many world-class players over the years.

Here they all are, combined in one all-star squad.

Goalkeeper: Edwin van der Sar

Edwin van der Sar is a goalkeeping legend at the club. The Dutchman was feared by most strikers in the Premier League and pulled off amazing saves regularly. United bought him from Fulham for a reported fee of £2m.

Defenders: Gary Neville, Nemenja Vidic, Denis Irwin, Rio Ferdinand 

These defenders have many skills and are all known as legends at the club. They are all very successful and have performed amazingly at Old Trafford and away grounds.

Gary Neville

Gary Neville is now a football commentator and analyser who actually knows what he is talking about. An aggressive right-back but has always been a top player.

Nemenja Vidic

The Serbian has had recent injury problems but is now back to fitness and has had many amazing moments in his seven-year career at United.

Denis Irwin

Irwin is now a retired player and has won over all the Red Devils fans in his career. One of the main left-backs in the past for United and has always had a goalscoring attitude.

Rio Ferdinand

The England centre-back has made 296 league appearances for the Red Devils after moving from Leeds United

Midfielders: Sir Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Paddy Crerand, Roy Keane

Sir Bobby Charlton

Sir Bobby Charlton is one of the best English footballers to ever live. He was an amazing talent for Manchester United and became known all over the world.

Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes will always be a hero at Manchester United. He will always be a part of the United staff when he retires. Facing retirement, Scholes has been an amazing midfielder and many of the world's best players have complimented him.

Paddy Crerand

Paddy Crerand currently has a TV show of his own on MUTV. He isn't known as a football commentator but more as a player. He has scored some amazing goals alongside other legendary players.

Roy Keane

Roy Keane is a Red Devil through and through and was amazing at Old Trafford.

Wingers: Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, George Best, Ryan Giggs

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo, who now plays for Real Madrid and is rumoured to be heading back to the Theatre of Dreams, learned his trade at Manchester United. He is still shown respect by the fans and has scored so many goals.

David Beckham

With free-kicks just as good as Ronaldo's many people argue that in each players United era, Beckham was the better player. He joined when he was young and became a legend at Old Trafford. He is known all around the world and is currently playing for Paris Saint Germain.

George Best

Best, from Northern Ireland, was phenomenal for United. He was one of the first celebrity footballers in his career from 1963-1974

Ryan Giggs

Giggs is still playing for Manchester United at the age of 39. He arrived at Old Trafford from City's youth team in 1987.

Strikers: Wayne Rooney, Andy Cole, Eric Cantona, Denis Law

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney joined Manchester United from Everton at the age of 19. He has improved massively and has scored many amazing goals, including a stunning bicycle kick against Manchester City.

Andy Cole

This chant from the Manchester United fans did him justice: "Andy Cole, Andy Cole, Andy Andy Cole! He gets the ball, he scores a goal! Andy, Andy Cole!"

Eric Cantona

Eric Cantona is one of the most famous names in Manchester United's history, even if he did sometimes lose his temper on the pitch. Most infamously, he was banned for nine months after kicking a Crystal Palace supporter.

Denis Law

Denis Law is a player who played at Manchester United for 11 years before returning to City for a season. He scored many amazing goals at Old Trafford.

 

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