At the world's greatest club, it's really difficult to choose its greatest player. George Best was probably the best player who ever pulled on a United shirt. Duncan Edwards would have given me a very easy choice. But our greatest player is the player who made the biggest contribution to the club. I immediately thought of Ryan Giggs, who has played for over two decades and is still incredibly important to us. Anywhere else someone who had a career like his would have been my choice. But Eric Cantona, while playing only a few years for us, contributed to the rebuilding of this empire almost as much as Sir Alex. He passed his incredible winning mentality to the wave of talented young players that thankfully came in his time, and, with the help of the longvity of Sir Alex, Sir Ryan (soon), Paul Scholes, and Gary Neville, we should expect his influence to remain for many more years.
1.Giggs 2.Scholes 3.Cantona
Most often in any team the most underated player is the best player.His value is known only when he is absent from the team, the best example being Xavi.A couple of yrs ago he was playing second fiddle to Messi and before then Ronaldinho.Coming back to ManUtd the greatest player of our club is Paul Scholes,undoubtedly the best passer today along with Xavi.We rarely see a complete midfielder these days but Scholes was one in his prime.Though not the best tackler he made up for it by his shear tenacity and now he is more like the Master of Puppets pulling the strings from deep,highlighting his versatility.The fact that he was the first name on the teamsheet for the UCL final against Chelsea shows how highly SAF rates him.Zinedine Zidane once claimed "The best midfielder of all time is Scholes of Manchester.He is the most complete and gifted midfielder".Its hard to disagree with that. Scholes' greatness will be highlighted when he retires, as then we will know really how hard it is to replace him.
ManUtd.com and Inside United want to know your opinion - who do you consider to be United's greatest ever player?
Your view may depend on your definition of greatness in football - is it determined by personal achievements like appearances, goals and awards, honours won with the team or ability and style?
Please post your nomination and an explanation of why you have selected the player in this thread - the best comments will be published in Inside United and on ManUtd.com in the new year.
You're also invited to cast your vote in an online poll via manutd.com/thegreatest.
Thanks in advance.
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