It is often a poisoned chalice picking greatest players lists but when assessing the incredible amount of talent that has emerged at Manchester United over the decades, that decision almost becomes impossible.
Still, it is always a pleasure to do and although many will have their own take on who, when and why—I feel this top five will have plenty of supporters nodding their heads in approval.
The strength of the list is actually shown by the plethora of talent that missed the final cut, many of which are still regarded as the very best in world football today.
Mark Hughes came 10th, Ruud van Nistelrooy 9th, Paul Ince 8th, Cristiano Ronaldo 7th and Wayne Rooney just missing out of the top five in 6th.
A strong case can be made for any of the above making the final list but on this occasion, they missed out.
At the rate Robin van Persie is going, he is also on a quick-fire route to the top ten and maybe further than that.
But the top five as it stands are gold and they always will be. All of them are United legends and each have made a huge contribution to what United stands for today.