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The 10 Best And 10 Worst Manchester United Players Of All Time

Over the years, Manchester United has had some of the best players in the history of world football in their ranks and they certainly aren't few. These players have greatly contributed in shaping the club's history by turning United into one of the most successful clubs in the world. It thus isn't easy to make a list of the best players because there's a large number of candidates to choose from. However, there are some special players who brought a little extra magic to Old Trafford and left a deeper mark than others. These players were one of a kind and they made their presence felt during their time with United, making them almost impossible to replace.

As we all know, the good comes hand in hand with the bad, and United has had its share of dreadful signings. Some of these players had a lot of potential but didn't live up to their hype while others were doomed from the start. Therefore, we will be taking a look at the players who did the famous red shirt proud, and those whom United fans would much rather forget. Here are the top 10 best and top 10 worst Manchester United players of all time.

20 20. Best: Bryan Robson

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19 19. Worst: Gabriel Obertan

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In 2009, Gabriel Obertan joined Manchester United from Bordeaux on a four-year deal. He however, got injured at the start of the season and was sidelined for a month. After a stint with the reserve team, he finally made his senior debut. His appearances for United were few and occasional injuries certainly didn't help. Due to his lack of playing time, he missed out on a medal when United won the league in 2010-11.

18 18. Best: Cristiano Ronaldo

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Having arrived at Manchester United as the most expensive teenager, critics were quick to dismiss him due to his showboating style of play. He eventually improved and as his goal tally increased, so did United's medal haul. He won nine trophies during his time with United, including three Premier League and one Champions League Titles. He scored 42 goals in all competitions in his penultimate season with United, a factor which contributed to him winning the 2008 Ballon d'Or.

17 17. Worst: Liam Miller

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16 16. Best: Roy Keane

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15 15. Worst: Kleberson

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14 14. Best: Duncan Edwards

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Duncan Edwards joined United as a precocious teenager whose level of authority on the pitch belied his age. Having started his career in the youth team, he was part of the team that won the first ever FA Youth Cup, having also made his debut for the first team at the age of 16. He later had success with the first team, winning two consecutive First Division Titles. With a bright future ahead of him, tragedy struck in 1958 when at the age of 21, he became a casualty of the Munich air disaster. By then, he had already made 177 appearances for United and 18 for England. His death was grieved by both club and country, having been expected to represent the latter in the World Cup Finals later that year.

13 13. Worst: William Prunier

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12 12. Best: Ryan Giggs

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11 11. Worst: David Bellion

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10 10. Best: Eric Cantona

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9 9. Worst: Eric Djemba-Djemba

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8 8. Best: Denis Law

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7 7. Worst: Massimo Taibi

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When Peter Schmeichel left, United was left with a mammoth task trying to replace him and many of those who tried failed. Massimo Taibi is one of them. The Italian joined United from Venezia at a time when the club had both their first and second choice goalkeepers injured. He made his debut in a match against Liverpool and proceeded to make an error that led to a Liverpool goal. He later redeemed himself by making a number of saves which got him the Man of the Match Award as United went on to win 3-2. Unfortunately, it was all downhill from then after he conceded a comical goal against Southampton that earned him the nickname 'The Blind Venetian'.

6 6. Best: Paul Scholes

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5 5. Worst: Ralph Milne

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4 4. Best: George Best

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3 3. Worst: Dong Fangzhuo

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Dong Fangzhuo joined United in 2004, becoming their first ever Chinese signing. He however, wasn't able to obtain a work permit and was loaned out to Belgian side Royal Antwerp. He had a decent run with Royal Antwerp, finishing one season as the top goalscorer for both his team and the Belgian Second Division. He was finally given a work permit and returned to Old Trafford.

2 2. Best: Sir Bobby Charlton

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1 1. Worst: Bebe

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Manchester United signed Bebe just five weeks after he had joined Vitoria de Guimaraes. His signing was quite astonishing due to the fact that Ferguson only met him the day before his transfer and didn't know much about him as Bebe had been recommended to him by his former assistant. It proved to be a wrong move and he ended up being loaned out to various clubs before signing for Benfica, having played only seven games for United.

After being loaned out to Spanish sides Cordoba and Rayo Vallecano, he signed for Eibar, his current club. Bebe admitted that when he first found out that United was interested in him, he thought it was a joke. I believe it was. Nevertheless, no one can take away the fact that he once wore the iconic red kit.

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