Manchester United: Top 5 captains (1)

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With a bulging trophy cabinet that has included a staggering 20 top-flight titles and three European Cups, Manchester United are arguably English football's most admired outfit. Their unrelenting success over the years has led them to become an undisputed global giant, with the United brand now recognisable throughout the world.

One particular characteristic of great United sides past and present has been their usually inspirational captain. Being handed the coveted armband at Old Trafford is considered a tremendous honour, and it has been worn by a number of great players throughout the decades.

GMS contributor George Flood looks at five of the best skippers in United's illustrious history...

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