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Man Utd Twitter vote for club’s best PL player - lots of fans disagree with winner

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Manchester United - along with fellow ever-presents Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool and Tottenham - played their 1000th Premier League match last weekend.

The Red Devils recorded a 1-0 victory over Watford at Old Trafford, with local lad Marcus Rashford scoring the only goal of the game in the first half.

To celebrate this landmark, United asked their millions of social media followers to cast votes on various categories.

Fans had the opportunity to have their say over United’s best goal, best game, best save and best player since the Premier League started back in August 1992.

Best goal went to Wayne Rooney for his iconic overhead kick against rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford during the 2010-11 campaign.

Best game was the dramatic 4-3 win over City, again at Old Trafford, during the 2009-10 season.

Best save, meanwhile, went to David de Gea for his remarkable stop against Juan Mata, who was then with Chelsea, during the 2011-12 campaign.

The winner of United's best PL player award...

It’s the best player category, however, which has sparked the most debate.

Paul Scholes came third with 17 per cent of the votes, then it was Ryan Giggs with 21 per cent, while first place went to Cristiano Ronaldo, who received 24 per cent.

Lots of the club’s supporters, however, think this is ridiculous.

Ronaldo spent six seasons at Old Trafford, winning three Premier League titles, scoring 84 goals in 196 games.

Manchester United v Stoke City - Premier League

Ronaldo's first three seasons at United were average

His first three seasons were nothing to shout home about - he scored 18 goals in 95 matches during that period - but he exploded during his last three seasons and played a starring role in United’s 2008 Champions League triumph.

Wayne Rooney, Giggs, Scholes, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Andrew Cole and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have all scored more Premier League goals for Man Utd.

Rooney won five Premier League titles with the Red Devils, Scholes won 11, while Giggs won it 13 times.

With all this in mind, you can understand why many United fans think the title of best player should have gone to somebody else.

It’s easy to forget just how inconsistent and frustrating Ronaldo was at United, especially during those first three seasons.

Ronaldo is unquestionably one of the greatest footballers of all time and was largely excellent for United, but his game has improved beyond belief at Real Madrid.

Is Cristiano Ronaldo the greatest Man Utd player of the Premier League era? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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