Manchester United's greatest players

Manchester United are arguably the biggest club in the history of football. The club certainly divides opinion, but nobody would dispute that United have an extraordinary history, which has provided sport with one of its great stories.
One glance at the club's trophy cabinet is all you need be convinced of their standing in the game.

But just who are the great players who have ensured the Red Devils have become a household name around the world?

10 Cristiano Ronaldo (2003- 2009)
9 Bryan Robson (1981-1994)
8 Eric Cantona (1992-1997)
7 Duncan Edwards (1952-1958)
6 Roy Keane (1993-2005)
5 Ryan Giggs (1987-)
4 Denis Law (1962-1973)
3 Paul Scholes (1993-2013)
2 Bobby Charlton (1954-1973)
1 George Best (1963-1974)

Manchester United v Bayern Munich - The Facts

The two clubs didn't meet in a competitive match until September 1998.

Manchester United v Bayern Munich

Played: 9
United wins: 2
Bayern wins: 3
Draws: 4

Past meetings:

2009/2010 – Champions League quarter-final
Manchester United 3-2 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich 2-1 Manchester United

2001/2002 – Champions League second group stage
Manchester Utd 0-0 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich 1-1 Manchester United

2000/2001 – Champions League quarter-final
Bayern Munich 2-1 Manchester United
Manchester United 0-1 Bayern Munich

1998/1999 – Champions League final (Camp Nou, Barcelona)
Bayern Munich 1-2 Manchester United

Champions League group stages
Manchester United 1-1 Bayern Munich
B Munich 2-2 Manchester United

Manchester United 2-1 Barcelona, 1991 European Cup Winners' Cup Final

With the five-year ban on English clubs' participation in European club competition lifted in 1990, Fergie had his first crack at Europe in charge of Manchester United. He didn't do too badly in that first season back, beating Johan Cruyff's Barcelona in the Cup Winners' Cup final to become only the second manager – along with Cruyff – to lift the trophy twice.

Manchester United Girl shows off her Tattoo

Moyes Out!!! Sack David Moyes says Fergie

Manchester United have been going from bad to worse since David Moyes took over. After a dull, awful 2-0 defeat to Olympiakos in the Champions League, David Moyes can chalk up another unwanted blemish against his name - Manchester United's first competitive loss to a Greek side.

The Class of '92 DVD - The players that inspired a generation

The Class of '92 DVD - The players that inspired a generation is a cinematic documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers (David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil and Gary Neville). The film covers the period 1992-1999, culminating in Manchester United's European Cup triumph, and dramatically interweaves and mirrors the highs and lows of its football odyssey with the immense social and cultural changes taking place in Britain at the time. At the heart of this film is the tale of how six 14-year-old working class lads from diverse backgrounds came together to play for the same club, became the spine of the most lauded team in world football, and who throughout their period of unparalleled success remained best mates. The film has the unique distinction of having secured unprecedented access to all six players gains new and revealing insights about each individual and this special period in British football and cultural history along with fantastic archive footage. In addition, there are numerous other high profile interviewees including Zinedine Zidane, Tony Blair, Mani from the Stone Roses, Eric Cantona and Danny Boyle.

The Class of '92 DVD - The players that inspired a generation

2014 Manchester United Girls

Busby Babe Bill Foulkes

Former Manchester United captain Bill Foulkes, who survived the 1958 Munich air crash, has died aged 81.

Only Sir Bobby Charlton, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes have played more times for United than the Busby Babe, who made 688 appearances.

Sir Bobby Charlton said the defender was a "marvellous man" and United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward added "he will never be forgotten".

St Helens-born Foulkes played for United in their 1968 European Cup win. Foulkes was a key member of Sir Matt Busby's team of talented young players, who were nicknamed the Busby Babes. On 6 February 1958, the plane that was carrying the team back from Belgrade crashed in a blizzard after re-fuelling at Munich airport. Twenty-three people died - eight players, eight newspaper journalists and seven members of backroom staff.

Speaking about the disaster in 2008, Foulkes said he had been "put in a bad way" by the crash. "The back end came up and I saw it came up and down again and this meant all the stuff came out of the back and hit me in the back of the head." However, he managed to escape from the plane and ran to safety before returning to help the survivors. "I ran over to Matt and we put an overcoat underneath him and he just turned over, groaned and passed out," he said.

After the Munich tragedy, Foulkes took over the captaincy and became a pillar of some of United's most successful teams. Foulkes was a four-time league champion and a FA Cup winner. He also won the European Cup at Wembley with United, when the team beat Portuguese side Benfica 4-1 in 1968.

Crunch time for United

Manchester United v Liverpool.
Capital One Cup third round. (Wednesday, 25 September. 7.45pm).

Under new manager David Moyes, United have made their worst start to a season in nine years. Admittedly they've had a tough fixture list, but the Scotsman will give everything to ensure his team emerge with victory.

Wayne Rooney says it's the "ideal game" for United at this juncture, but Liverpool's supporters would love nothing more than turning the screw on their bitter rivals. Manager Brendan Rodgers might just be more motivated by seeing Luis Suarez make a swift return to goal-scoring ways, while avoiding any unnecessary dramas.

"I have no doubt that, having been out, Luis will be even hungrier but his commitment and fight for the cause will still be the same," he said.

Remember: At Old Trafford, the Red Devils have won each of their last five matches with Liverpool in all competitions.

Manchester United fans hold their scarves through fences at the Stretford End

Manchester United 3 Manchester City 1

Young United fans lean through the fences with their scarves at the Stretford End at Old Trafford. (05/03/1977).

The Greatest Moment in Football History

The final 3 minutes of Manchester United v Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League Final.

A single UEFA camera covered the last 3 minutes. This is the rare pitch side footage of that beautiful night in Barcelona. Enjoy!

Alex Ferguson's 1,500th and final game in charge of Manchester United

Farewell Fergie!
Sir Alex Ferguson took charge of Manchester United for the last time against West Brom, but Wayne Rooney missed Manchester United's final game of the season.

Final Score: Manchester United 5 West Bromwich Albion 5

Alex Ferguson was given a guard of honour from both teams and an amazing ovation from the fans as he walked onto the pitch.