Ranking Manchester United's Top 12 Wingers of All Time

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Ranking Manchester United's Top 12 Wingers of All Time
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Great wingers get to play James Bond?

Seriously, this is a great topic to get your mates going in the bar. If you had to choose the five best Manchester United wingers of all time, most people wouldn't get back before 1989.

The editor had the smart idea to make it 12, because United have had many seriously good wingers in their now 120-plus year history.

And OK, many of you won't even have heard of some of them, but United were renowned for much of the last century for playing a brand of exciting attacking football.

Nowadays we talk about midfielders and wing backs, but back before the days of Alf Ramsey, tricky wingers were among the most exciting players to watch. Think Sir Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney.

George Best was arguably the first "modern day" winger, wriggling down the wing, leaping over flailing legs, crossing the ball, but also cutting inside and scoring.

In 30 or 50 years, who will be remembered? Giggs, Beckham, Ronaldo, Best, for sure. But some others who I can remember, and others I can't, deserve their place in this Hall of Fame.

Here's just one suggested list, in reverse order as usual. Feel free to argue or add your own below.

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