- Antonio Valencia:
The Ecuadorian was very impressive at Wigan which earned him a transfer to United. Initially, he did wear the no.7 and although he couldn’t reestablish his Wigan form at United, Valencia did reasonably well. Having realized that he needed to be better to wear that #7 shirt, Valencia opted to wear #25 and has been doing very well recently with the Reds.
- Steve Coppell:
Coppell is currently the head coach of Jamshedpur FC in the ISL. Coppell played a vital role in United’s two consecutive FA Cup final appearance in both the 1976 and 1977 final. It was unfortunate that Coppell had to retire at the age of 28 when he had his best years ahead of him due to a dangerous knee injury but nevertheless his contribution at United earns him a spot in this list.
- David Beckham:
How can David not be mentioned in this list. The English midfielder is part of the famous Class of 92. Beckham was brilliant with his set-pieces and crosses and a deadly figure on the wings. His perfection and class on the pitch was difficult to match and had there not been any dispute between him and Sir Alex, we would have seen him more at United and probably at a higher position in this list.
- Cristiano Ronaldo:
It might be astonishing to see the Portuguese at this position in this list but with the quality on the list, it will look justified. Signed from Sporting Lisbon, Ronaldo was a beast of a player at United with his scintillating dribbling skills and phenomenal goal scoring abilities. He’s one of the best players in the world currently but it was at United that he got the recognition he deserved.
- Bryan Robson:
Captain Marvel as he is famously called, Bryan was United’s captain for an incredible 12 years. He was a fighter in the truest form. Injuries were a big hurdle for him but that didn’t stop him from giving his best and that too consistently. He made 461 appearances for United scoring 99 goals in the process. He’s a legend at the club and is still very much involved in some of the club activities.
- Eric Cantona:
King Cantona was a unique character and a much needed player at the time he was signed for United. With his audacious attitude and cheekiness and confident outlook, Cantona was very impressive for United. He was an inspiration for the young lads around at United as he scored 82 goals in 185 matches for the Reds.
- George Best:
The name says it all. George Best remains one of the finest players ever to wear the United jersey. His ability to beat past players with utter ease and pace was a delight to watch. Had he not had the habit of consuming excessive alcohol, Best would have surely gone on to become the best but unfortunately that wasn’t to happen. He scored 181 goals in 474 appearances for the Reds and is arguably the best #7 United have seen in their history.